A8
After the Commission, Gleneagles, and Live 8

Convenors:
Rita Abrahamsen (University of Ottawa)
Stream:
History, politics and urban studies
Location:
Khalili Lecture Theatre
Start time:
13 September, 2006 at 11:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

to follow

Long abstract:

2005 was ‘Africa’s year’, with the continent enjoying unprecedented attention on the international agenda and western political leaders and pop stars alike competing to express their compassion for Africa. The Blair Commission drew attention to the deep inequalities between Africa and the West, whereas the G8 at Gleneagles promised to increased aid by $25billion annually by 2010. This panel aims to provide a critical assessment of the extent to which policies and approaches to Africa have changed following the promises of the Commission and the G8, focusing in particular on security, resources and power.