THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY’S ANNUAL LECTURE 2017

THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY’S ANNUAL LECTURE 2017

“Too young to matter? How the youth will shape Africa’s future”
Delivered by Dr Carlos Lopes

Welcome by Zeinab Badawi, Chair of the Royal African Society

Dr Carlos Lopes is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town, and Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He has led several United Nations institutions, most recently the Economic Commission for Africa from 2012 to 2016. He was born and raised in Guinea Bissau, where he grew up in the midst of the liberation struggle, mobilised by the ideals of pan-Africanism. His academic studies took him to Geneva and later to Paris, where he completed a PhD in history at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Driven by an interest in Africa and African development issues, he has gained a wealth of academic research and teaching experience in the fields of development and strategic planning, has authored or edited more than 20 books and taught at academic institutions in Lisbon, Coimbra, Zurich, Uppsala, Mexico, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. He serves on a number of boards, including the Foundation Board of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and is a member of the Global Commission for the Economy and Climate and the Global Commission for the Future of Work. He was recently appointed as a member of the African Union reform team led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.

We invite guests to attend a wine reception in the Brunei Suite before the lecture (included in the ticket price).

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