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Talk examines failures of aid to Africa, Oct. 5

"The Trouble With Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working" is the subject of a talk by former World Bank official Robert Calderisi scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Calderisi has spent some 30 years in international development working in Africa, primarily at the World Bank. His duties have included serving as the World Bank's international spokesman on Africa from 1997 to 2000 and as country director for Central Africa from 2000 to 2002. Calderisi played an integral role in defending and supervising the controversial Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.

Calderisi is now a consultant and writer. His lecture shares the title of his new book, in which he examines how international development has failed Africa and suggests ways to make progress. Calderisi also co-edited "Faith in Development: Partnership Between the World Bank and the Churches of Africa."

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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