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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.

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.)

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


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


African Studies Program


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


Rob Mathis
(202) 687.4328


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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