Next Pardee House Seminar (Dec. 6) to Launch Report of ‘Good News From Africa’ Conference

in 2010, News
November 24th, 2010

Pardee-Africa2060-wThe Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future will hold its final Pardee House Seminar of the year on Monday, December 6, 2010, to launch the report of the conference on Africa 2060: Good News From Africa which was held at Boston University earlier this year.

The Seminar will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 (refreshment available from 3.00pm, seminar starts at 3.30pm).Please RSVP to pardee@bu.edu by Thursday, December 2, 2010. Seating is limited to 30 participants.

Speakers at this special Pardee House Seminar will include Amb. Charles Stith, Director of the BU African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC); Prof. Timothy Longman, Director of the BU African Studies Center (ASC), Prof. Adil Najam, Director of the BY Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, and Dr. Julius Gatune Kariuki, Visiting Fellow at the BU Pardee Center and Fellow at the African Center of Economic Transformation (ACET) in Ghana.

The Africa 2060: Good News from Africa conference was held on April 16, 2010, at Boston University and was organized by the Pardee Center in collaboration with the African Studies Center (ASC), the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC)and the Global Health and Development Center (GHDC). The report of the conference is now available and will be launched at the seminar. The report includes an overview of the main trends discussed at the conference, short reaction reports to its four panels, and an expanded statistical section on development trends in Africa (download here). (Videos of the conference presentations are available here).

The conference itself was part of a larger program of research at the Pardee Center on Africa 2060 which has also included multiple publications and different seminars, including a recent one on Health and Development in Africa.

The Seminar will be held at Pardee House (67 Bay State Road, Boston) on Monday, December 6, 2010.

The Pardee Seminar Series focuses on a variety of issues and invites experts from different disciplines to discuss the long-range challenges and trends in that particular issue.

Light refreshment will be available from 3.00pm, and the seminar itself will start at 3.30pm. (Please note this is different from the usual time of the seminars). Please RSVP to pardee@bu.edu by Thursday, December 2, 2010. Seating is limited to 30 participants.