Former President of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings will deliver an address, “Mobilizing African People for Economic Development,” on Tuesday, September 22, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (60 Washington Sq. South, 4th Floor [at LaGuardia Place]).
The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.4465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Valid photo ID required for entry. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Rawlings was twice the head of state of Ghana and was the first president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, ruling from 1979 to 2001. Rawlings introduced democracy to Ghana under the political party National Democratic Congress and is still active in politics in Ghana and internationally. In 1993, he was the joint recipient of the World Hunger Award.