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President Summerlee and Femi Kolapo on East African Famine

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2011

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.  Get the flyer: .pdf

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 26th, addressing 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 email address in an email to:

The October 28th panel discussion is part of the Global Issues Discussion Series which runs through the Office of Intercultural Affairs in Student Life.
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