A Public Conversation with His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana
Friday, 20th September 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The African Summit Princeton is co-sponsoring a public conversation with His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., in Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University Campus. The event will be hosted by Prof. Emmanuel Kreike, Director of the Program in African Studies at Princeton. The event is sponsored by the Program in African Studies, Africa Summit Princeton, Princeton in Africa, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, Innovations for Successful Societies, and LISD.
Tickets will be available for Princeton University students, faculty, and staff at the Frist Campus Center ticket office, starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, and continuing while supplies last, during normal business hours. Students, faculty, and staff may present up to two TigerCards (University ID) and will receive one (1) ticket per ID. Tickets will be available for the general public starting at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16, at tickets.princeton.edu while supplies last. Members of the general public may receive up to two (2) tickets.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo studied economics and law in Ghana and the United Kingdom He became a prominent human rights lawyer in Ghana during the 1970s military dictatorship and continued to defend the rule of law and human rights during his career his legal and subsequent political career for which he was awarded the 2016 Mother Theresa International Memorial Award for Social Justice. Elected to the Ghanaian Parliament in 1997, he was Attorney-General and Minister of Justice from 2001 to 2003, and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. As the leader of the New Patriotic Party, he was elected president of Ghana in December 2016 and assumed office in January 2017. A champion of education one of his first acts as president was to make secondary education free for all Ghanaians. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo argues that free and high quality education is the key to Africa’s future as well as harnessing the potential and resources of the African diaspora rather than just relying on foreign aid.