The Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University will host, "Future Africa: "Sharks, Spies and Science'" with J.M. (Jonathan) Ledgard.
The technology choices Africa makes in the next decade will help determine whether it becomes competitive or unmanageable. This informal talk will overview Africa's security and environmental challenges, underline its economic potential, and get beyond ICT to identify areas where science will be decisive.
Ledgard is a leading thinker on risk and technology in Africa. He is director of the new Afrotech lab at EPFL in Switzerland and Africa correspondent at large of The Economist. He has reported from 50 countries and several wars for The Economist, with a focus on politics, security, environment and science, and has published two acclaimed novels, Giraffe (2007) and Submergence (2013). http://submergencethebook.tumblr.com/
A light lunch will be provided. RSVP IS REQUIRED.
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