Terry Global Speakers Series

The Terry Global Speaker Series: Dambisa Moyo – Dead Aid

Mon November 08 2010 12pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa

In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse-much worse.

Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty-without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.

UBC students, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome on November 8th when Dr. Moyo will discuss her controversial and illuminating perspective on aid.

Dr. Moyo’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

Copies of Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa will be sold at the event.

For more information visit : www.terry.ubc.ca

Mon November 8 2010 12pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Upcoming