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Global Studies Gateway Series: The Myth of Economic Development

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Ndongo Samba Sylla, Research and Programme Manager for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla will present a lecture articulated on what Celso Furtado, the late Brazilian economist, called the ‘myth of economic development ’. He is a Senegalese development economist, interested in Fair Trade, labour markets, social movements, democratic theory, and monetary sovereignty. Coauthor of the forthcoming "Africa's Last Colonial Currency: the CFA franc story", Dr. Sylla will defend the view that the Covid-19 pandemic could be seized as an opportunity to break from the dominant economic paradigm in Africa in favor of alternative models more equalitarian and more sustainable in their outcomes.

This lecture will be integrated into the "Global Studies Gateway" (GOVT 2274), which takes a thematic and interdisciplinary approach to major questions of our time, including health, development, migrations, security, technology, inequality, and innovation.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Institute for African Development

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