Former U.S. President Obama Delivers 2018 Mandela Annual Lecture, Defends Multilateralism

Devex: Obama weighs in on development, democracy, and climate
“Former United States President Barack Obama issued a lengthy defense of multilateralism Tuesday, arguing that despite the current ‘backlash’ against globalization, the best answer to technological shifts, migration, climate change, and pandemic diseases is more international cooperation. Delivering the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama spoke for 83 minutes about ‘a moment in time at which two very different visions of humanity’s future compete for the hearts and the minds of citizens around the world’…” (Chadwick, 7/18).

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