Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Democracy, Peace, and Development for the Bottom Billion: A Conversation with Paul Collier Thursday Feb 4 at 7pm

Paul Collier, an economist at Oxford University and author of "The Bottom Billion" and "War, Guns and Votes", will be giving a talk at the University of Washington tomorrow (Thursday 4 Feb). This is part of the World Affairs Council events.

More information on registration and venue is available here.

From the World Affairs Council:
"Collier's most recent book "Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places" is simply about power. In countries at the bottom of the world economy, the predominant route to power has been violence. Collier discusses why political violence is endemic in the bottom billion and what can be done to curtail it. His goal is to explore how we can create peaceful development for the most volatile places on earth."

No comments: