Economic Development, Security and Politics in Africa

Date: 12/05/2012
Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Economic Development, Security and Politics in Africa
Presented by Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

With the notable economic development in most Africa countries, which has contributed to top-line GDP growth, the benefits have not penetrated down fast enough. Many researchers believe that economic development is a product of security and politics- democratic governance, however, ever since the liberalization of markets, many actors argue that there is no association between economic development, security and politics-democratic governance, citing the example of the Asia tigers (China, Malaysia, Indonesia etc).

Does Africa have enough time for the benefits of this fast economic development to reach the poorest people? What role does security and politics- democratic governance play in this discourse?

Ambassador Campbell will expose participants to the correlation between economic development, Security and Politics- democratic development in Africa. And moving forward, what should Africa nations be doing to sustain and build upon the current state of development in the region. This session is structured to hear your view (s) about the subject. Ambassador Campbell will be speaking for 15-20 minutes followed by 30-35 minutes of Q&A.