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Release Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:45 PM
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South African Ambassador to deliver Center for Global Business Studies Lecture  
Ebrahim Rasool

WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013) – Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Ambassador Lecture Series at Howard University’s Center for Global Business Studies. The lecture will be held in the School of Business Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 9:40 a.m.

The theme of the presentation is “Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in South Africa.” Rasool is well known for his role as an activist in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. His activism against the country’s apartheid government began in his years as a high school student in Cape Town. He later held leadership positions in the United Democratic Front and the African National Congress. Today, he is recognized throughout the world as a proponent of human rights and interfaith cooperation.

Ambassador Rasool is the founder of the World for All Foundation, which strives to create cooperation between moderates from different races and religions. He is the recipient of many awards, including the “Visionary Leadership and Public Good Award” and the “Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights” from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Center for Global Business Studies in the Howard University School of Business seeks to boost the global perspective of students through immersion in overseas cultures through travel and participation in study abroad opportunities. It also seeks to build alliances with overseas institutions to increase opportunities for faculty and students. 


Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States.


Inaugural Lecture of the Ambassador Lecture Series
Howard University Center for Global Business Studies


Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:40 a.m.


Howard University School of Business Auditorium
2600 Sixth St., NW 20059


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