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Georgetown Hosts Conference on Portuguese-Speaking Africa

January 24, 2011

WHO: The African Studies Program at Georgetown University is hosting a conference on Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) Africa. The panelists include leading academics and non-governmental organization officials from Georgetown University, Howard University, National Defense University, Swarthmore University and others.
WHAT:

Georgetown University is hosting an all-day conference on Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) Africa. The Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa include some of the continent's fastest growing economies and largest oil producers. This all-day conference provides a unique opportunity to examine the democratization, development and global influences of the countries that make up Lusophone Africa.

The three panels that will be featured include:

  • “High Politics” and Trends at the National Level (9:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.)
  • Societal Influences: Culture and Society in Lusophone Africa (11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.)
  • Transnationalizing Lusophone Africa (2:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m.)
WHEN:

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, from 9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

ICC Auditorium
Georgetown University
3700 O Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

SPONSORS:

African Studies Program

COVERAGE:

Media who would like to attend this event must RSVP to Rob Mathis at rwm33@georgetown.edu or (202) 687.4328. Camera space is limited.

CONTACT:

Rob Mathis
(202) 687.4328
rwm33@georgetown.edu

 

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