Globalization has been the subject of many academic discussions and scholarship since the Reagan
administration and the fall of the Berlin Wall in the late 1980s. Some have argued that the move toward more integrated world markets has opened up tremendous potential for increased growth, and presents an unparalleled opportunity for developing countries to raise their standard of living. However, developments in Mexico over the past ten or so years have raised the issue of marginalization, causing many who live in developing nations to view globalization with a high degree of skepticism.
Among the important questions to be answered are: what are the potential benefits and costs, particularly in Africa? What role has globalization played in Africa’s present state of affairs?
The symposium will take place on October 17, 2008 from 9am-3:30pm at the The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mount Vernon Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43203.
Those interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract to:
Dr. Judson L. Jeffries
The Ohio State University
Dept. of African American and African Studies
Community Extension Center
905 Mount Vernon Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 292-3922 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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