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Femi Kolapo & President Summerlee Discussion on Horn of Africa Famine

Date and Time


UC Courtyard


President Alastair Summerlee will be speaking about his recent visit to famine-stricken East Africa, on October 28th at 12pm in the UC Courtyard. His address will preclude a discussion with Professor Femi Kolapo, which will address a variety of issues and moral questions pertaining to the 2011 Horn of Africa Famine. The discussion will also be a fundraiser for the World University Service of Canada’s (WUSC) “Shine a Light Campaign”. This initiative is run through the WUSC Student Refugee program and is aimed at expanding the education of young people, and especially girls, in refugee camps in Kenya and Malawi.

Questions addressed in the discussion between President Summerlee and Dr. Kolapo will be based on an online discussion available through Course Link between October 17th and October 26th. Online discussion questions will include issues of media morality in humanitarian crises, the interference of civil conflict with international aid, and how to create long-lasting impacts in regions of humanitarian crises. To be included in the online Course Link discussion, please send your name and @uoguelph.ca email address in an email to: oia@uoguelph.ca

The October 28th panel discussion is part of the Global Issues Discussion Series which runs through the Office of Intercultural Affairs in Student Life. For more information on the October 28th discussion, or on future Global Issues Discussion Series, please contact Holly at oia@uoguelph.ca, or visit: http://studentlife.uoguelph.ca/oia/globaldiscussionseries

For more information on the “Shine a Light” campaign, please contact wusc@uoguelph.ca or visit: http://shinealight.wusc.ca/about.html