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Emerging Powers and a Rising Africa

Monday 28 October 2013, 6.30 - 8.00pm, New Theatre, East Building
Speakers: Dr Ana Cristina Alves, Professor Vladimir Shubin, Dr Soyeun Kim, Dr Mehmet Ozkan; Chair: Dr Chris Alden

Emerging powers are playing an increasingly consequential role in Africa, and are set to deepen their impact upon political, economic and security dynamics across the continent in coming years.  Africa is back in the global spotlight, though uncertainties remain as to the ability of its leaders to capitalise on commodity-led growth to realise the continent’s development potential. With a host of internationally recognised scholars, this lecture will critically examine these trends and possibilities for Africa’s future development. Read more about the report here.

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Dr Ana Cristina Alves is Senior Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).



Professor Vladimir Shubin is Professor of African History and Politics at the Russian State University for Humanities.


Dr Mehmet Ozkan is a Researcher at the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research in Ankara, Turkey.


Dr Soyeun Kim is Lecturer at the University of Leeds.




Dr Chris Alden is Head of LSE IDEAS Africa International Affairs Programme. 



New Theatre, EAS 171, East Building. London School of Economics. Map.



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