New Global South - Africa (NGS) Conference
Thursday, October 16, 2014
8:30am - 5:15pm

NGS Conference Location
Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room
249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States
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Program Overview:

This all-day panel event is designed to explore the cutting-edge of policy, research, and thought on engagements with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa across the continent of Africa. We hope to assist in the construction of a community of practitioners, scholars, and policy-makers interested in relevant contemporary implications of these interactions. The day will be structured around a keynote address and sessions on four topics: Enfranchising Women and Girls, Food and Security, Foreign Investment, and the Role of the State.

Conference Program

Scheduled Speakers:

Harry Broadman, Albright Capital Management LLC
Wale Goodluck, MTN Nigeria
Dawn Hines, Aventura Partners
Jeni Klugman, World Bank
George Lehner, Fund for Peace
Gloria Mamba, Investment Banking Division, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Mmetla Masire, Diamond Foundation; Debswana
Munemo Ngonidzashe, Williams College
Ndidi Nwuneli, LEAP Africa
Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Botswana-UPenn Partnership
Robert I. Rotberg, Harvard
Roberto Sainz, UC Davis
Amadou Sy, Brookings; Africa Initiative
Jayne Thomas, Michigan State University


Attendance at the conference is limited. Please RSVP by October 6, 2014.
For further information, please contact Marton T. Markovits.