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African President-in-Residence

Sir Ketumile Masire, Former President of the Republic of Botswana To Visit Morehouse College

ATLANTA-September 12— The Leadership Center at Morehouse College welcomes Sir Ketumile Masire, former president of the Republic of Botswana, as African President-in-Residence. Sir Masire will speak at Morehouse on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. His Excellency also will meet privately with former president Jimmy Carter during his time in Atlanta. The two have worked together on international human rights issues. Masire is the third African President-in-Residence at Morehouse, but the first to meet with a former president.

Who: Sir Ketumile Masire
Former President of the Republic of Botswana
African President-in-Residence at Morehouse College

What: Lecture: “Development of Sustainable Leadership”

When: Wednesday, September 21
6:00 p.m.

Where: Leadership Center Facility
Auditorium
(Morehouse College campus)

Sir Masire will also speak at The Carter Center on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact The Leadership Center at Morehouse College at 404-614-8565.

The residency is a continuation of the collaboration with the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) at Boston University which last year hosted His Excellency Karl Offman, former president of the Republic of Mauritius.

The mission of the Leadership Center at Morehouse College (LCMC) is to train a new generation of leaders to address pressing contemporary ethical and social concerns, especially those affecting African American life and culture.

The program, initially established in the Department of Business and Economics in 1993 with a $3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is distinctive in its capacity to provide leadership education, research and training. In 1995, a $1 million grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation established the Leadership Center at Morehouse College.

Dr. Walter Earl Fluker, has served as the Center's executive director since 1998.
A national model for academic leadership studies programs — the Leadership Center at Morehouse College offers students rich and diverse experiences — from lectures, skills training, and small-group discussions with world-class leaders, to mentoring, internship and travel opportunities.

Posted by Kara at September 20, 2005 07:05 PM

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