Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Workshop -- Governance, Development and Transformation in Africa: Research, Learning, and Policy Priorities

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

WORKSHOP: Governance, Development and Transformation in Africa: Research, Learning, and Policy Priorities 

October 16, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm

The "Governance, Development and Transformation in Africa: Research, Learning and Policy Priorities" workshop will critically engage some of the key issues and ideas in the current discourse on development in Africa. The workshop will highlight strategic ways in which the Brown community can leverage its intellectual resources to develop a robust collaborative research and teaching agenda on these issues. The workshop will bring together Brown faculty and students in conversation with Richard Joseph, John Evans Professor of International History and Politics at Northwestern University along with invited guests Célestin Monga, Economic Advisor to the World Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ronald AT. Judy, Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, Ajume Wingo, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and others. One of the key principles of the workshop is to model a dialogue between humanists, social scientists, and policy makers on these issues in order to exploit new opportunities for advancing novel ideas and forms of development that are equitable, responsive, and sustainable. This workshop is sponsored in collaboration with the Department of Africana Studies.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.