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Speaker(s): Dayo Olopade
Chair: Kate Meagher

Recorded on 26 September 2014 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Dayo Olopade, Nigerian-American journalist and author, will expose the global pretensions that have stymied African development, and explore the ingenious workarounds that are driving regional progress. Olopade will share case studies in innovation, drawn from her reporting across 17 African countries—moving beyond the dire headlines and toward a realistic, constructive assessment of modern Africa.

Dayo Olopade (@madayo) is the author of The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making change in Modern Africa. She has been a correspondent in Washington and Nairobi, reporting for publications including The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She holds a BA, JD and MBA from Yale University, and is currently a Yale World Fellow.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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