Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, president of the United Republic of Tanzania, will take part in “Building Links between Africa, the U.S., and the Global Community,” a forum hosted by New York University, on Tues., Sept. 19, 2-5 p.m., at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). Other forum participants include Chief Olufemi Fani-Kayode, minister of culture and tourism, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Yaw Nyarko, NYU’s vice provost of globalization and multicultural affairs.
Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public must RSVP to 212.992.9939 or email@example.com. The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Africa House, its School of Continuing and Professional Students, and the Africa Travel Association.
- WHO: Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, president of the United Republic of Tanzania; Chief Olufemi Fani-Kayode, minister of culture and tourism, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Yaw Nyarko, NYU’s vice provost of globalization and multicultural affairs and head of Africa House
- WHAT: Forum-“Building Links between Africa, the U.S., and the Global Community”
- WHEN: Tues., Sept. 19, 2-5 p.m.
- WHERE: NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]
EDITOR’S NOTE Africa House is the intellectual center for NYU students and faculty who are studying Africa and its diasporas. It provides a venue for visiting African dignitaries, leaders, cultural figures, and academics who are visiting the city. Africa House is also a meeting place for people in the New York City metropolitan area who have a personal or professional interest in Africa and its diasporas, and it serves as the administrative home for many of the university’s academic initiatives on the study of Africa and its diasporas.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 44,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally-oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused master’s degree programs, and nine bachelors and six associates degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online bachelor’s programs.
The Africa Travel Association (ATA) is the premiere international travel industry trade association, promoting tourism to the African continent and intra-Africa travel and partnership since 1975. ATA membership includes African Ministries of Tourism, Tourism Boards, airlines, hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, media, public relations firms, NGOs, and other individuals actively engaged in the promotion of travel to the African continent