Boston University Concludes African Presidential Roundtable with Public Forum, News Conference

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(Boston) — Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) concludes the African Presidential Roundtable 2005 — which began April 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa — with a public forum on April 12, and a news conference on April 13, both at the BU School of Management.

Thirteen African former heads of state are being joined behind closed doors at the Roundtable sessions by U.S. business, academic and government leaders to discuss issues impacting United States-African relations. They are hosted by APARC Director Charles Stith, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania.

The African former presidents will participate in a panel discussion, free and open to the public, with WBZ-TV’s Liz Walker the emcee, on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. They will hold a news conference on Wednesday, April 13, at 1 p.m., and release a joint statement concluding the trans-Atlantic Roundtable.

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Boston University, African Presidential Archives and Research Center, African Presidential Roundtable 2005 (public forum, news conference)

Public Forum: Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 6 p.m. (auditorium)
News conference: Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 1 p.m. (4th floor)

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