Apologies for the long absence, but saving the world takes its toll and I needed a break. I am now back in London, aided by broadband technology, and so once again able to discuss with you global issues and ideas.
In the meantime, just wanted to flag to London-based GlobaLabers the following events which I think will be of interest:
- Monday 15 January: Africa in the New World Disorder – Professor Ali Mazrui, from Binghamton University, New York, will be speaking at SOAS with the Royal African Society.
- Tuesday 23 January: Is China Good for Africa? – Dr Nkosana Moyo and Professor Stephen Chan will be giving a lecture at the Royal Commonwealth Society about the economic and political impacts of China’s presence in Africa.
- Wednesday 24 January: The EU: Going Britain’s Way? – Reijo Kemppinen, Head of the EC Representation in the UK, will be speaking at the RSA about the achievements of the last 50 years and the challenges of the next 50.
- Wednesday 24 January: Wider EU vs Deeper EU: a false dichotomy? -Jacques Rupnik, senior research fellow at CERI Sciences Po, will be talking at the LSE on why further enlargement is impossible.
Expect enlightening reports on this very blog! With so much to choose from, who needs a life?