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Release Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 4:59 PM
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Briant K. Coleman
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Women Ambassadors Conference to Focus on Global Power, Access, Resources and Security
 

Washington (March 27, 2014) – Howard University, in partnership with the Women Ambassadors Foundation and members of the House of Representatives, will host the 29th Annual Women Ambassadors Conference.

This year’s theme is “Power, Access, Resources and Security in the World.”  The event is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the conference is manifold:  the conference honors the women ambassadors; it provides the students with a primer on major international issues as well as an overview of the status of women around the globe,” said Dr. Marilyn Sephocle, professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures. “The 52 speakers of the conference include ambassadors, high-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, representatives from think tanks as well as students, faculty and Howard University alumni.”

The full schedule is as follows:

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Location:Howard University Louis Stokes Science Library, Faculty Meeting Room

  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - France in Mali and the Central African Republic: Is it “Déjà Vu”?
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Congo DRC: Is War Really Over?

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Location: Howard University Blackburn Center, West Ballroom

  • 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Plenary
  • 12 p.m. - Refreshments/Lunch break
  • 2 - 3 p.m. - Security vs. Democracy

        Technology and Internet Access Around the World

  • 3 - 4 p.m. - Inequalities Around the Globe; Land Grab in Developing Countries
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m. - Hot Spots in the World

 

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Location: Howard University Carnegie Building, Conference Room A

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Protecting the Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples

       - Afro-Latinos and their Political Weight
       - Brazil on the World Stage

  • 2 - 3 p.m. - Does Europe Speak with One Voice?
  • 3 - 4 p.m. - China and Japan on the World Stage (room TBA)
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m. - China Doing Business in Africa; Investments in Africa (room TBA)


For more information about the event, please contact Dr. Marilyn Sephocle at msephocle@aol.com or visit www.womenambassadorsfoundation.info.


ABOUT HOWARD

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 www.howard.edu.


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