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Panel 0: Peace and Economic Development

Speakers: TBC

04/19 5pm Betts Auditorium

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Panel 1: New Scramble for Africa

Speakers: TBC

04/20 5pm Betts Auditorium

Whether it is for access to strategic minerals, trading partnerships, or votes at major multilateral institutions, Africa is at the center of a new geopolitical struggle among multiple major global actors. Although Sino-Africa relations dominates the headlines, there is a renewed interest in Africa by the US, EU, India, and a post-Brexit UK. This panel seeks to explore how China’s role in Africa has shaped the rules of engagement between Africa and the rest of the world. Specifically, the panel answers questions about the sustainability of China’s lending to Africa, the future of foreign aid to Africa given China’s insistence on non-conditionality, and the growing debates about whether Africa can experience widespread and sustained economic growth by embracing China’s authoritarian-free market model or a Western liberal democratic model.

Panel 2: Conversations on Diaspora

Speakers: TBC

04/20 5pm Frick Chem Lab-Taylor Hall

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Panel 3: Homegrown Innovation: African Solutions to African Problems

Speakers: TBC

04/20 5pm Betts Auditorium

After decades of focusing on government and foreign-aid led development, the private sector has received renewed interest as the primary engine for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Africa. Over the last decade, home-grown, private-sector solutions have led Africa’s transformation with innovative ideas across a wide range of fields for seemingly intractable problems. Major development institutions and foreign donors have taken note, making private sector development a pillar of their engagement with African countries. Despite the focus on private sector development and the increasing recognition of its role in generating economic growth, African firms operate in tough environments with underdeveloped financial markets, inadequate access to capital, cumbersome government regulations, and poor physical infrastructure. This panel focuses on the growth of the private sector in Africa and how nascent and entrepreneurial ecosystems are supporting the development of big ideas to generate transformative business.

Panel 4: Free Trade in the African Context

Speakers: TBC

04/20 5pm Betts Auditorium

Africa has the lowest inter-regional trade in the world despite a decades-long push for greater economic integration. While there has been a reluctance to implement continent-wide trading agreements, regional trading blocs have flourished. In 2018, forty-four countries signed a historic agreement to establish the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s two biggest economies, did not sign onto the agreement. While the CFTA is a major step towards greater intra-Africa trade, critics have argued that to reap the benefits of free trade, African governments must invest in physical and communication infrastructure. This panel looks at intra-African trade in the last decade, the potential benefits and implications of the CFTA, and the potential pitfalls of a Pan-African alliance in the wake of Brexit.