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Can the Biden Administration create a mor equitable world order?

You are invited to join a webinar on the US Election and the Biden Administration.

'Can the Biden administration create a more equitable world order?'

Speakers: Mr John Matisonn, Professor Patrick Bond and Mr Arnold Millard

Date:          Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Time:         15h30 - 16h30 (CAT/ SAST)
Platform:   Microsoft Teams

About the speakers

Foreign correspondent, author and broadcaster, Mr John Matisonn covered the White House, State Department and the US houses of Congress for six years and held a one-year William F. Benton Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He was an award-winning foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, made a number of documentaries for the American public network, PBS, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and many other publications. He currently writes a column for News24 on the US election 2020 and presents a weekly show on Cape Town Television.   
He is the author of two books, CYRIL'S CHOICES, Lessons from 25 years of freedom in South Africa, and GOD, SPIES AND LIES, Finding South Africa's future through its past.

Professor Patrick Bond is a political economist and political ecologist, teaches at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. He was a researcher within urban social movements, and worked in the Reconstruction and Development Ministry within President Nelson Mandela's office, drafting the democratic government's first White Paper and other policies. His best-known work is Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa.

Mr Arnold Millard studied at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Study, and The London School of Economics. He was a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he focused on issues related to Africa in the 1990s. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs during the Carter Administration. He was director of the Nigerian-U.S. Business Council, served on the board of directors of business and non-governmental organisations and was a consultant to numerous leading U.S. corporations.

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