Carlos Lopes will deliver an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He will talk about a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.
This talk will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception, all welcome
About the speaker
Carlos Lopes is a Professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. He has led several United Nations institutions including the Economic Commission for Africa (2012-2016) and was an Oxford Martin School Visiting Fellow in 2017. He is currently an Associate Fellow with Chatham House and African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe. Widely published his latest book is "Africa in transformation. Economic Development in the age of doubt" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).