THE 2014 HAROLD WINCOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE
"The West's mistake has been to focus on how power is acquired, rather than on how it is used."
The 2014 Harold Wincott Annual Memorial Lecture, entitled "Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments", was given on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford.
Photo right: Professor Sir Paul Collier.
For a full text of Professor Collier's lecture, click here
Professor Collier's lecture was followed by comments from Richard Dowden, Director of The Royal African Society.
"The good news is that that there is a trend towards devolution and localisation throughout Africa which should weaken central control and bring resources closer to the people."
Photo right: Richard Dowden.
For a full text of Richard Dowden's response to the lecture, click here