Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ambassador Sanders speaks at Furman College on Africa 2013

FEEEDS event

April 2 - 5, 2013
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders delivered her address, "Africa 2013: The Way Ahead" on April 2, 2013 in Younts Conference Center at Furman University as part of her FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar. In addition to a keynote address before a public crowd in Greenville, Sanders also spent time engaging in small group conversations and classroom lectures speaking to over 200 members of the community and Furman students. Her public address, “Africa 2013: The Way Ahead,” used a broad lens to provide a balanced view of the socio-political and economic changes in the 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Her remarks highlighted both the positive political and economic changes, and the remaining challenges as Sub-Saharan Africa  strives to move forward toward “a more perfect Continent.”  The Riley Institute and Secretary Riley noted Ambassador Sanders' positive contribution to the College, its students, and the community from her keynote speech to her classroom lectures on issues as far ranging as Africa, the new global issues such as the environment and food security. Click on link below to see video of Ambassador Sanders keynote speech at Furman College, Greenville, South Carolina on Africa 2013: The Way Ahead http://riley.furman.edu/riley/critical-issues/fellows-residence/2013-robin-sanders