Development Crisis in Africa
The session began with Robert McNamara, former president of The World Bank, giving the keynote Copeland… read more
The session began with Robert McNamara, former president of The World Bank, giving the keynote Copeland Lecture. Mr. McNamara’s comments focused on the “bleak crisis” the Africa is in particularly in the areas of agriculture stagnation, population explosion, and environmental degradation. Even though there are no clear solutions to the development problems, “the deterioration in the social and economic welfare of Africans is largely a result of human activities and therefore will yield to human remedies.” The other speakers discussed the same topics in greater depth, including promotion of natural resources, the role of science and technology and the role of Western development. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Jean-Pierre LeBouder Executive Director World Bank
- Mahmood Mamdani Representative New School University
- Robert McNamara Secretary (Former) Department of Defense
- Nzongola Ntalaja Professor Howard University
- Moses Tesi Executive Director Institute on African Affairs
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