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October 11, 2012
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm


IPS Conference Room
1112 16th Street,NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, USA

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Foreign Policy In Focus » Event / Panel Discussion

Young Voices and New Visions from Africa

In a public discussion with young bloggers, students, and activists from Africa, IPS Associate Fellow and AU Professor Carl LeVan will ask, is there a generation gap in Africa today?

Please join IPS Associate Fellow and American University Professor Carl LeVan for a roundtable discussion on diaspora democracy. Is the real significance of the so-called ‘youth bulge’ an emerging generation gap between citizens and leaders? How do young people confront negative stereotypes of Africa in the US, while also challenging hard political realities back home?

The dialogue will include Jumoke Balogun, a Nigerian-American blogger and public relations expert in the labor movement, Mame-Khady Diouf, a Senegalese intellectual from the Woodrow Wilson Center, Kizito Byenkya from the Open Society Institute and co-publisher of Compareafrique.com, Michael Appau, a Ghanaian student at Georgetown University, and Estelle Bougna Fomeju, a Cameroonian student at Sciences Po in Paris.