Zambia’s Kaunda to Open BU Conference on Africa and the Global Economy

Contact: Kevin Carleton, 617/353-2240 | carleton@bu.edu

Boston, MA — Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda will deliver the keynote address in the Boston University African Presidential Archives and Research Center’s conference, “Integrating Africa into the Global Economy: Have the Stakes Changed Since September 11?” The conference will be held Wednesday, September 25, with President Kaunda speaking at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium of the School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue.On Tuesday afternoon, September 24, there will be an opening reception at the School of Management Atrium at 5 p.m. to welcome President Kaunda as the first Balfour President-in-Residence at Boston University.During the Wednesday conference, there will be three panel discussions:

o “The State of Africa and Globalization since September 11th” at 10 a.m., featuring former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun;
o “Africa’s Economic Security & U.S. National Security” at 11: 15 a.m., with former Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Susan Rice, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Witney Schneidman, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Rosa Whitaker;
o “NEPAD: Africa’s Answer to Globalization” at 2:15 p.m., with Kenyan Ambassador Yusuf Nzibo, Malawi Ambassador Tony Kandiero, and former US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Percy Wilson, founder & former chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa.

EVENT: President Kenneth Kaunda Reception Conference on Africa and the Global Economy
DATE: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23-24, 2002
TIME: 5 p.m. Tuesday; 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
PLACE: Boston Uuniversity School of Management 595 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor