Barnes Symposium on Law and Morality


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The Barnes Symposium on Law and Morality, hosted annually by the University of South Carolina School of Law, featured prominent scholars and leaders from around the world. This year, speakers from Indonesia, Belgium, Nigeria, South Africa, the European University, Gadjah Mada University, Notre Dame University, Virginia Tech, the University of South Carolina, and the World Bank discussed three issues related to the growing economic, health, and human rights challenges in Africa:

  • The costly long-term economic impact of the Ebola epidemic across Africa;
  • The underlying cause of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram’s growing presence in Nigeria and other nations; and
  • The future of South-South Cooperation in African development and the geopolitical push for stronger economic ties between Africa and other developing countries, most notably Brazil, China and India (the BRIC nations).

This event was free and open to the public. Bar association members could register for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit.