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Release Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:50 PM
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Howard to Host Inauguration Panel on Obama Presidency
Mayor Kasim Reed

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed will participate in a panel discussion on the Obama Presidency at Howard University in the Blackburn Center Ballroom, Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m.

The panel, titled, “Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The Legacy of President Obama” is part of a series of Howard University events marking the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Other participants include: Michael Grant, president of the National Bankers Association; Dr. Greg Carr, Howard University associate professor and chair of Africana Studies; and Stefanie Brown James, a member of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Committee.

The panel will be moderated by Wilmer Leon, political scientist and nationally syndicated radio and TV talk show host. The panelists will discuss the African-American political agenda, finance and banking industry reform, immigration, health care reforms and other topics.

WHAT:          Panel Discussion on Obama Presidency

WHEN:          Friday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:       Blackburn Center Ballroom, 2397 Sixth St. NW, Washington, DC


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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