Professor Adekeye Adebajo is the Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He is the author of seven books, including Building Peace in West Africa; The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War; Thabo Mbeki: Africa’s Philosopher-King; and The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes. He is co-editor/editor of ten books on Africa’s International Relations including The EU and Africa; The Pan-African Pantheon; and Africa’s Peacemakers. Professor Adebajo holds a doctorate from Oxford University in England, and is a columnist for Business Day (South Africa), the Guardian (Nigeria), and the Gleaner (Jamaica).
The podcast series, developed in conversation with academics, economists, lawyers, activists and journalists, explores how risk associated with the supply of Critical Raw Materials is unevenly shaping international relations while perpetuating colonial legacies in Europe’s periphery and the Global South. The discussions aim to look beyond these extractive practices to the possibility of thinking and doing otherwise.