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Seth Baum

Seth Baum

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Seth Baum is the executive director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI), a think tank focused on extreme global risks. He is also affiliated with the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science and the University of Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

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    European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive

    Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou

    A proper reckoning with the past is long overdue for Europe's former colonial powers. But while toppling statues may be justified, it is more important for Europeans to understand how the political, economic, and social legacy of colonialism still operates today.

    trace the ongoing social, economic, and political consequences of the centuries-long exploitation of Africa.
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