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July 25, 2016

Canadian Excellence


Global Studies

Africa's Critical Challenges 2013-2050

Mar 8/13

Dr. Robert Rotberg
Dr. Robert Rotberg

Date: Mar 8/13
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Location: Peter's Building, Room P1025/1027
Cost: Free

The Departments of Political Science and Global Studies at Laurier, along with the Tsepho Instititute for the Study of Contemporary Africa present a lecture by

Dr. Robert Rotberg: "Africa's Critical Challenges 2013-2050"


Dr. Robert Rotberg is currently the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

An internationally acclaimed expert on Africa, he is Presidentemeritusof the World Peace Foundation and an American professor in governance and foreign affairs. From 1999-2010, he served asFounding Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution atHarvard University'sJohn F. Kennedy School of Government.

During that time, he oversaw the establishment of theIndex for African Governance, to help evaluate leaders for theMo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, awarded annually by theMo Ibrahim Foundation.

Prior to his directorship at Harvard, he was a member of theSecretary of State's Advisory Panel on Africa from 2003 to 2004, and a Presidential appointee to the Council of theNational Endowment for the Humanities. He has served, additionally, in administrative roles both at Tufts University and Lafeyette College.

Contact: Dr. John Ejobowah
Phone: 519.884.1970 ext. 2898

Related Information Title Type
2013 Africa's Critical Challenges 2013-2050 Document

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