8. Obama’s Africa Legacy: A Triumph of Symbolism?
The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute of Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) in collaboration with the UJ Library, held a Public Dialogue on ‘Obama’s Africa Legacy: a Triumph of Symbolism?’
The event began with a screening of a documentary entitled ‘Senator Obama goes to Africa’, followed by the presentations, and a lively discussion. The audience included former first lady Zanele Mbeki and officials from the embassies of the US, Sweden and Nigeria. The event provoked considerable interest, and diplomats, academics, students, and others crowded into the Chinua Achebe Auditorium. This was attended by 100 guests.
Chair: Professor Chris Landsberg, holder of the NRF Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Speakers: Professor Chris Landsberg, holder of the NRF Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
John Stremlau, Visiting Professor, University of the Witwatersrand.
Image courtesy of: Library of Congress
7 February 2017