“Life more abundant” was a major commitment of the anti-colonial movement. Today, entrenched autocracies, militant Islamism, military coups,
domestic warfare, forced migration and the morphing of external intervention overshadow fragile progress in democracy and development. Frank
assessment needs to be conducted on why the outcomes have differed so much from the aspirations.
Richard Joseph will share ideas on an appropriate academic response to these issues, and areas where there may be hope.
This event will be available to join in-person, and streamed online.