Global Hot Spots: “Bismarck, the Scramble for Africa, and the Destructive Residue of Colonialism”

Daniel W. Bromley, Anderson-Bascom professor emeritus of applied economics at UW-Madison, will present “Bismarck, the Scramble for Africa, and the Destructive Residue of Colonialism,”  Friday, February 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

Bromley has published extensively on the institutional foundations of the economy; legal and philosophical dimensions of property rights; economics of natural resources and the environment; and economic development. Learn more about Bromley by visiting his Web site.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series lends insight you can only get from renowned UW faculty. These thought-provoking lectures focus on everything from politics to global health to human rights, the economy, and the environment. Global Hot Spots lectures are held monthly from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center. These lectures are free and open to all, although an RSVP is requested for each event.

For more information about lectures and resources on global topics, visit the International Institute Web site, where you will find a list of area studies centers on campus.

The 2009-2010 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), which is a program of OLLI.