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Opinions of Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Columnist: Kwarteng, Francis

The fourth biennial Kwame Nkrumah international conference

Our dear readers:

We received the following notice from Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, courtesy of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies, on Monday, August 1, 2016. It is about an important upcoming international event dubbed “Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference,” an important event we will like to share with our readers from around the world (unedited):

“The staff of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies hope that you are enjoying a safe and productive summer. I would like to make you aware of an exciting event taking place in Philadelphia, PA on September 16—19, 2016.

“The Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference will be a powerful gathering of scholars and researchers, policymakers, artists, and activists with the aim of regenerating the Pan-African intelligentsia to provide solution-oriented ideas on issues affecting African people globally.

This conference will provide a unique opportunity to network with major thinkers committed to Africa's renaissance!

“See the link below for more information on how to register for this historic event. I look forward to seeing you there! Asante sana.

Molefi K. Asante President

For further information, please visit the following link (URL):

With its theme “Reinvigorating The Pan-African Intelligentsia: Developing Organizations And Institutions Committed to Serving African People” the Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC4) has as its first aim the amassing of intellectual, academic, and technological, reports and proposals addressing the challenges facing African people globally…

KNIC4 will afford participants an opportunity to share research and ideas on the realities, challenges, and strategies for developing the Pan-African intelligentsia in the age of globalization, with a particular focus on ways of impacting and influencing institutions/organizations of people of African descent for the development of Africans everywhere.

Finally, the conference will clarify the role of the Pan-African intelligentsia in informing strategies for African development and integration into the world economy. Visit the venue site for more information (see the URL above).

Time and venue

When: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM—Monday, September 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Where (Venue): 3020 Market Street—3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Organizers of the fourth Kwame Nkrumah international conference

D. Zizwe Poe, Ph.D. (Conference Convener) (Note: Dr. Poe is the author of “Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-African Agency: An Afrocentric Analysis”).

Stephanie Yarbough (Conference Coordinator)