On Thursday 28th February, Lord Paul Boateng spoke to 60 people at the Africa and Global Societies on the title of 'Making globalisation work for all.' As the first mixed-race Cabinet minister and the former High Commissioner (Ambassador) for the UK to South Africa, he spoke about the importance of international relations in ending the large discrepancies in global living standards. Whilst stating that international inequality had fallen, the fact that intra-national inequality had risen was a great threat to the stability of countries in their development. In quoting Tony Blair that globalisation is a reality such that 'Autumn follows Summer,' he concluded that globalisation could not, and should not, be stopped, but rather that it was the role of governments to manage FDI and trade such that it helped the poorest across the world.

Ali Soufraki