Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Léonce Ndikumana
April 9, 2018
Room: Great Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
Professor Léonce Ndikumana of the department of economics will present a Distinguished Faculty Lecture on “Capital Flight from Africa: Is the World Genuinely Ready for Action?”
Domestic and global structural factors have caused a sustained outflow of capital from Africa, a continent that faces deep development financing constraints. This lecture will explain how capital flight is part of a pattern of integration of Africa into the global economy that has entrenched the continent’s exploitation and marginalization. It will also show how structural flaws in the global economic system and its governance make it difficult to combat capital flight and illicit financial flows from Africa and propose new ways to address these problems.
Professor Ndikumana will be presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed to faculty by the campus, at the conclusion of the lecture.
This lecture is free and open to the public. For information, call 413-577-1101.