African Economy is Topic of Next World Affairs Council Talk
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:49am
Raymond Gilpin, the academic dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C., will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. His talk, "Africa: A Hopeful Continent?" is co-sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's department of political science.
Gilpin has served as director of the Center for Sustainable Economies at the United States Institute of Peace, academic chair for defense economics at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, director for international programs at Intellibridge Corporation, senior economist at the African Development Bank Group, research director at the Central Bank of Sierra Leone and economist at the World Bank.
He is a regular blogger and featured media commentator on African affairs, US-Africa policy, energy and security, and economic dimensions of peace.
Admission to World Affairs Council presentations at UNC Asheville is $10 for the public; free to members of the World Affairs Council and UNC Asheville students. For more information, visit olliasheville.com/special-programs#world-affairs-council or call 828.251.6140.