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[afro-nets] Food for an overlooked thought (3)
I entirely agree with these comments about 'star speakers' hogging media coverage. I just returned from Harvard Law School which hosted a two day international symposium on "MDG and human rights". I have written 3 articles so far, this week, for the Press Institute of India, Women's feature Service and www.infochangeindia.org, and will be writing at least one more, each focusing on a different issue of MDG. Mary Robinson and Navanithem Pillay were the 'attractions' of course, but an African academic-activist named Fantu Cheru had very hard hitting things to say. How many have heard of him? Everybody wants to quote Mary Robinson (including my editors !) And although I have 2 Ph.Ds, I agree entirely that academics tend to do armchair theorizing and are interested in paper presentations, not seeking or taking 'solutions' forward.....