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World Affairs conference Schedule March 7-9
Antelope Staff

Sunday, March 7

Scott & Cheryl Morris International & Intercultural Food Festival, Health & Sports Center, 4-7 p.m.


Monday, March 9


Opening Address, 9:05 – 10, Ponderosa E
• Mr. Dean Jacobs, U.S. Newspaper Columnist/
  Photojournalist
Poetry of Cuban Poet Nancy Morejon, 10:10 – 11, Ponderosa C&D
• Ms. Nancy Morejon, Cuban Author

The Hemispheric Integration Process: A Perspective from Guyana, 10:10 – 11, Ponderosa A&B

• His Excellency Ambassador Bayney Karren, Embassy
  of Guyana
Latin America and Political Struggle, 11:15 – 12:05, Pondorosa C&D
• Ms. Cecelia Zarate-Laun, Program Director, Colombia
  Support Network
• Ms. Stephanie Bergeman, Foreign Trade Officer,
  Conslate of Brazil
• Mr. Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza, Consul General,
 Consulate of Venezulea
• Ms. Patricia Maza-Pittord, Consul General, Cosulate
  of El Salvador

Human Rights and Journalism, 11:15-12:05 p.m., Ponderosa A&B

• Ms. Tamara Banks, U.S. Journalist/Activist
• Mr. Dean Jacobs, U.S. Newspaper Columnist/   
  Photojournalist
• Ms. Blesila Cabrera, Consul General, Consulate of the
  Philippines
• Dr. Ricardo Kellman, First Secretary, Embassy of  
  Barbados

Environmental Challenges: Climate Change, 1:25-2:15 p.m., Ponderosa C&D

• His Excellency Bayney Karran, Ambassador, Embassy
  of Guyana
• Mr. Soren Jensen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy
  of Denmark
• Mr. Thomas Schnoell, Consulate General, Consulate
  of Austria

Comparative Experiences in Education, 1:25-2:15 p.m., Ponderosa A&B
• Ms. Lucy Kiruthu, First Counselor of Education,
  Embassy of Kenya
• Ms. Aysha Murad Ali, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of
  the Kingdom of Bahrain
• Ms. Huei-wen Hsu, Education Director, Taipei
  Economic & Cultural Office

Keynote Address: The American Empire: A Libretto in Eight Movements, 7:30 p.m., Drake Theater
• Mr. Chris Abani, PEN Freedom-to-Write Award
  winning Nigerian Author

Sunday, March 9

Positive Changes in Human Rights & Business, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Ponderosa C&D
• Ms. Cecelia Zarate-Laun, Program Director, Colombia
  Support Network       
• Mr. Kevin Ashley, U.S. Businessman/Entrepreneur in
  Africa

Creative Writing: Open Session & Discussion with Chris Abani, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Ponderosa E
• Mr. Chris Abani, PEN Freedom-to-Write Award   
winning Nigerian Autho
Comparative Experiences in Education, 11-12:15 p.m., Ponderosa C&D  
• Dr. Fatma Al-Lawati; Sultanate of Oman; Ruwi, Oman       
• Dr. Ulla Aatsinki; University of Tampere; Tampere,
   Finland
• Ms. Maimouna Doukoure, Education Officer, Embassy
  of Cote d’ Ivoire
Building Business in Africa, 11:00-12:15 p.m., Ponderosa A&B
• Mr. Kevin Ashley, U.S. Businessman/Entrepreneur in
   Africa
• Mr. George Ndahendekire Ndyamuba, First Secretary,   
   Embassy of Uganda
• Mr. Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy
  of South Africa
• Mr. Tebogo Kola, First Secretary of Public Diplomacy,
   Embassy of South Africa

Economics and Sustainable Development, 2-3:15 p.m., Ponderosa C&D
• Mr. Mohamed Shameem Ahsan, Political Minister,
   Embassy of Bangladesh
• Dr. Venkatachalam Lingappan; Associate Professor     
  Madras Institute for Development Studies; Chennai,
  India
• Dr. Hoi Quoc Le; Deputy Chief Editor and Lecturer   
  National Economics University; Hanoi, Vietnam       
• Mr. Benny Bahanadewa, Consul General, Consulate of
  the Republic of Indonesia

Keynote Address: One Person Can Make a Difference, 7:30 p.m., Ponderosa E

• Ms. Tamara Banks, U.S. Journalist/Activist

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