in recognition of the opening of the Harvard University Center for African Studies' Africa Office, the Center for African Studies will host the 2nd Annual Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Distinguished African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture, which is open to the public. The Lecture draws lessons from prominent African leaders and will feature three prominent panelists. The panel for the public lecture comprises Former President of the African Development Bank & African Union Special Envoy for Finance & Peace Fund, Donald Kaberuka; Chief Executive Officer for Sygnia Group, Magda Wierzycka; and winner of the 2017 Harvard Business School Africa Business Leadership Excellence Award, Euvin Naidoo.
An African Identities art exhibition, curated by !Kauru African Contemporary Art will also be showcased at the public lecture. The exhibition will display 25 pieces from renowned art collector, Bayo Solarin and is the first in a series of cultural and artistic exhibitions the Center for African Studies plans to host. Attendees will be challenged to engage with the works and to participate in conversations around social and economic development within Africa’s creative sector.
- Donald Kaberuka – Former President of the African Development Bank & AU Special Envoy for Finance & Peace Fund
- Magda Wierzycka – Chief Executive OfficeR, Sygnia Group
- Euvin Naidoo – 2017 Harvard Business School Africa Business Leadership Excellence Award
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