Will Africa's resource scramble lead to development or disaster?
Dr. Paul Collier, University of Oxford
Thursday, November 22, 2012 (8 p.m.)
Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
Student Colloquium: a discussion of governance and development.
Friday, November 23, 2012 (10 a.m.)
Room: HH 373
Dr. Collier is a Professor of Economics and the Director for the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford, and he acted as the director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank from 1998-2003. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource rich societies. He has authored a number of critically acclaimed books, including: Why We Must, and How We Can, Manage Nature for Global Prosperity (2010); Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (2009); and the Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (2007). Additionally, Dr. Collier pens a monthly column for the Independent, and is a writer for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.