Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series
Thursday, January 16, 2020
RBD Library (Ground Floor Auditorium)
Free and open to the public.
Curtis Jolly, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics & Rural Social at Auburn University
Title: "Africa, the forgotten continent: Why should Americans care?"
Summary: The media often portrays Africa as a poor and destitute continent. Does the U.S. need Africa? While the continent has faced its share of challenges in recent decades with bouts of wars, famine and economic instability, the continent is one of the richest in the world. Africa is also very fortunate to have a heterogeneous population made up of a wide variety of cultures, beliefs, and languages with extreme resilience and tremendous purchasing power. A vibrant Africa is a great market for the U.S. and the world.
Free and open to students, faculty, and the public.
Dr. Viviane Koua