This workshop has a two-fold goal. First, it aims to disseminate new knowledge on the long-term impact of colonialism in Africa. Second, it aims to encourage dialogue between scholars and policymakers interested in designing social and economic policies that address the long-term impacts of Africa’s colonial history.
The workshop will be a half-day virtual event. In the morning, a keynote speaker will deliver a 30-minute lecture. After the break, scholarly papers will be presented in two successive panels, with each panel featuring three speakers. Each panel will be moderated by a leading scholar, and speakers will be a mix of leading and emerging scholars. A break will follow. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion featuring scholars (and policymakers) about the kind of policies that can be designed to address the long-term impact of history.
More information: https://africa.harvard.edu/event/addressing-legacies-colonialism-africa-new-knowledge-and-policy