Catching Up With Asia: Africa’s Critical Current Challenges

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:00 PM
CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Mar 7

Africa has turned several corners economically and politically, but there are still serious problems to face in order to conquer poverty and achieve the kinds of individual and national breakthroughs that Asia and Latin America has experienced. Robert Rotberg, Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at CIGI, will discuss the nature of these problems and what is needed going forward in terms of leadership and governance. 

An op-ed by Robert Rotberg on this topic entitled "Good leadership is Africa’s missing ingredient" was published in the Globe and Mail on March 4, 2013. Read the article here.

Event Speakers

Robert I. Rotberg is a senior fellow with CIGI and a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Previously, he was the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in 2012 and again in 2013.