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Special Seminar: Maurice Carney, "Exploiting the Congo: How the Quest for Resources Continues to Drive Decades of Violent Conflict in the Age of Technology"

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Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of  Congo

This presentation will cover the Congo's exploitation history, explore contemporary extractivism, and delve into its role and relevance to the green energy transition.

The Congolese people are at the center of this epic drama. They have unceasingly strived to overturn this cruel system that has been imposed on them by outsiders.

Other topics include: highlighting Congolese agency and resilience. The speaker will offer concrete ways in which people of goodwill throughout the globe can serve as allies and be in solidarity with Congolese who are waging a dignified struggle for a free and liberated Congo and Africa.


Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

If you can't attend this event in person, you are welcome to join our Zoom broadcasting. Register to receive the Zoom link:

This event is organized by GEOG’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIAR) Committee.


Department of Geographical Sciences

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