Wednesday, May 29, 2024 (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm) Meeting

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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe



It is becoming increasingly clear that the African continent will play an absolutely pivotal role in the decades to come. Demographic growth, wealth of resources, and a renewed democratic push are indeed enabling several African countries to assert their relevance on the global stage.

However, Europeans seem not to fully realize the potential of their African neighbors, with a narrative that often portrays them as a source of problems - especially of migratory and political nature - without fully grasping the immense human and economic potential they represent for the world and Europe in particular.

What does this sort of "African promise" consist of, in concrete terms? How far along is the process of Chinese "soft colonization" of the African continent? Why do European economies seem no longer able to play a leading role in Africa’s development?

The aim of this meeting is to offer participants the opportunity to discuss these questions with Howard W. French, a renowned Professor, author, and reporter, who will share his decades-long experience with them. In particular, he will address:

  • challenges and opportunities related to a "cumbersome" neighbor: prejudices, racism, and geography
  • Europe (and Italy) and the trap of irrelevance: how to reclaim a leading role in Africa
  • Africa beyond resources and cheap labor: what will be the markets of the future?

Speaker

Howard W. French

Professor of Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism

Programme

May 29, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

Documenti dell'incontro

Nota informativa

AMBROSETTI LIVE
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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

Nota informativa

Kit

AMBROSETTI LIVE
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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

Kit

Documents

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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

Il Partenariato con l’Africa

Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale

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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

The End of Françafrique?

Howard W. French

FP

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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

EU-Africa Relations. Energy and the Green Transition in an Era of Crises

Ishmael Len

Hanns Seidel Stiftung

AMBROSETTI LIVEVIA WEB
The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

Per una profondità strategica europea in Africa

Jahara Matisek, Nils Zimmermann

Limes

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The African Promise: Challenges and Perspectives for Italy and Europe

From mines to markets: How Africa and Europe can become green industry partners of choice

Theophilus Acheampong

European Council on Foreign Relations