The Afronomicslaw Academic Forum is an inclusive space that brings together undergraduate and graduate students and early career researchers who are interested in international economic law (IEL) matters as they relate to Africa and the Global South. The Academic Forum is part of Afronomicslaw, an academic and political project that ‘focuses on IEL themes as they relate to Africa and the Global South. A major goal of Afronomicslaw is to amplify the voices and issues that are not often part of the conversation in the scholarship and practice of IEL.
The Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum Video features short introductions in response to five questions. -What is the Academic Forum? -Why is the Academic Forum Needed? -What does the Academic Forum Offer? -What is our mentorship program? -Where does one begin? The video features responses by: -Dr. Ohio Omiunu, Editor - Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum -Arnold Nciko, Lead Regional Representative, East Africa -Kayode Olude, Lead Regional Representative, West Africa -Nikola Sekoe, Lead Regional Representative, Southern Africa -Anne Mburu, East African Partnerships Lead -Mainga Simoonga, Southern Africa Partnerships Lead.
July 14, 2021
The Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum invites you to join their guest lecture series.
Title: An Introduction to Chinese Law and African Interests
Date: Saturday July 17, 2021
Time: 16:00 CAT, 17:00 EAT.
Zoom Registration here.
The lecture was fascinating because it provided various ways of moving forward. These include the questioning of international law as amateurs, the need to produce ‘African’ international law, and the duty we have in promoting and protecting our epistemic locations.
This blog piece is a reflection on the core arguments from Professor Gonzalez’s lecture. Notably, Professor Gonzalez explored the relationship between environmental degradation and human economic activity. Within this general theme, Professor Gonzalez discussed the link between human economic activity, climate change, capitalism, colonialism and its aftermath, and modernity. This piece will also evaluate Professor Gonzalez’s thoughts on how the actions adopted to combat climate change marginalise the Global South and perpetuate further exploitation of fragile ecosystems across the world. Finally, this piece will outline and analyse Professor Gonzalez’s arguments on the current technological advancements to address climate change and their impact in the Global South.