The Most Diverse Continent: The Future of the African Union

When Oct 22, 2018
from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where University Club
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Registration Required: $20 Public, $10 Students, Free for World Affairs Council Members
+$35 for post-event dinner with the speaker. Dinner reservations must be purchased by October 15th

The African Union is the most diverse continental union on Earth, representing more individual languages, religions, and ethnic groups than any other, meaning it faces a unique set of challenges to cooperation. Despite its internal struggles with epidemics and local conflict, the African continent’s standard of living is rising as its political and economic cooperation with the world grows.

Join us as the ambassador of the African Union to the United States discusses the future of the continent, the challenges it must overcome and the opportunities it must seize in order to succeed in the coming years.

Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, is the African Union Ambassador to the United States. Dr. Chihombori-Quao is a native of Zimbabwe who emigrated to the United States in 1977. She obtained her medical degree in 1986, spending three years in general surgery in New York and 25 years providing family medicine in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In 2012 she became Chair of the African Union—Diaspora Health Initiative and in 2016 was appointed African Union Ambassador to the United States.

The evening's schedule will be: 5:30 Reception, 6:00 Program, 7:30 Dinner.

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