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Episode 1: Library Talk - Africa in Transformation with Carlos Lopes

June 25, 2019

Welcome to our Library Talk series, where you'll find curated recordings from the Library Talks programme at the UN Library Geneva. This episode features Carlos Lopes, an author, academic and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Speaking with the Director of the UN Library, Francesco Pisano, Mr. Lopes presents his latest book, "Africa in Transformation: Economic Development in the Age of Doubt", outlining the 8 challenges and issues he sees as critical to address in the coming years. 

Carlos Lopes is a Professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, an Associate Fellow in the Africa Programme at Chatham House, and a member of the African Union reform team, among other positions.

To keep learning, follow Carlos Lopes on Twitter 


Speakers: Carlos Lopes & Francesco Pisano.  

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Amanda Willbye & Johanna Östergren.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.



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