Africa’s Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs

(Penguin Books South Africa, 2012)

Book Forum
October 23, 2012 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring the co‐​author Jeffrey Herbst, President, Colgate University; with comments by Todd Moss, Vice President, Center for Global Development, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, State Department; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

If Africa’s first liberation was from colonialism, and its second from the tyranny of many of its liberators, the third must concentrate on economic development. Africa has to overcome its racial, tribal, and religious divisions and offer Africans the opportunity to set their own agendas. To achieve economic development, African governments must embrace a “growth ideology.” Many African governments have to drop their animus to capitalism and create a welcoming environment for domestic and foreign capital. Please join our panel for a discussion about the future prospects for growth on the African continent.