Advancing US-Africa STEM Collaborations


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  • Host Department: African Studies Center (ASC)
  • Date: 04/05/2013
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: Michigan League Koessler Room

  • Description:

    Join us to hear Jean Pierre Ezin, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and  Technology and John Boright, Executive Director of International Affairs of the US National Academies speak on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Africa and the ways in which the African diaspora in particular and US institutions more generally can promote advancements in STEM research and initiatives.

    These two public keynote lectures are part of a larger closed consultation workshop taking place April 5th to discuss and recommend a strategy for increasing US-Africa scientific cooperation and funding, with a role for its Diasporas.


    8:30am – 9:00              Arrival and coffee

    9:00 – 9:30

    Welcome remarks/Introductions

    9:30-10:30                    STEM in Africa

    Jean Pierre Ezin          African Union

    10:30 – 11:00               Coffee Break

    11:00 – 12:00               US-Africa STEM Collaborations

    John Boright               National Academy of Sciences (NAS)