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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.


Does Africa Need Our Outrage?

November 7th, 2012

Episode 18 of 494 episodes

High-profile human rights abuses in Africa regularly provoke condemnation and outrage from international observers. But does this outrage really drive progressive change, or does it actually fan internal flames, entrench attitudes and perpetuate the sense of African societies as benighted, regressive and tragic?

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