“Is there a generation gap in Africa today?”–Washington event Thursday

Carl LeVan, a “friend of the blog” and African democracy specialist from American University, is leading an interesting roundtable at the Institute for Policy Studies tomorrow in Washington:

Young Voices and New Visions from Africa

Roundtable at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 – 16TH Street NW

12:30 – 2:00 on Thursday, October 11

In a public discussion with young bloggers, students, and activists from Africa, IPS Associate Fellow and American University Professor Carl LeVan will ask, is there a generation gap in Africa today? Please join us at the Institute for Policy Studies for a roundtable discussion on African diaspora democracy. Is the real significance of the so-called ‘youth bulge’ an emerging generation gap between citizens and leaders? How do young people confront negative stereotypes of Africa in the US, while also challenging the hard political realities back home?  This free, public dialogue will include:

·         Jumoke Balogun, a Nigerian-American blogger and public relations expert with the Service Employees International Union

·         Mame-Khady Diouf, a Senegalese intellectual from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

·         Kizito Byenkya, an Associate Fellow at the Open Society Institute and co-publisher of Compareafrique.com

·         Michael Appau, a Ghanaian student at Georgetown University

·         Estelle Bougna Fomeju, a Cameroonian student at Sciences Po in Paris

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