The NEXT New York Conversation presents "Rebranding Africa"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

7:00 PM

The Network Journal and WNYC's The Greene Space come together to launch The fall 2009 signature conversation series The NEXT New York Conversation with a distinguished panel on "Rebranding Africa," derived from Africa: Strictly Business—The Steady March to Prosperity by Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont, followed by an intimate one-on-one and reading with the author. Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music serves as Master of Ceremony.

Enjoy conversation with the evening's panel over cocktails following the discussion. Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont will be signing books and a gift bag will be given to all attendees. Limited seating.

Co-Host:

Esther Armah is an award nominated international journalist who has worked in the United Kingdom, the United States and Africa. Her work spans print, radio and television. She is a published author, public speaker, playwright and director of a creative media company. Her first book Can I Be Me? has been adapted into a one-woman show, and she is currently writing her second book.

The Rebranding Africa Panelists:

Victor Madubuko is the President and CEO of CareerNation, a six- year-old New York based human resource consulting firm with offices across Africa. He is an expert on global talent acquisition and organization development and focuses his human resources management practice on advising U.S. based companies doing business in Africa.

Milton Allimadi is the founding Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of The Black Star News, a weekly newspaper and website with predominantly African American, African, Caribbean and other Diaspora Africa readers. Allimadi is also the 2003 author of The Hearts of Darkness, How White Writers Created The Racist Image of Africa (Black Star Books).

Kariamu Welsh, Professor and Department of Dance Chairperson at Temple University, serves as the Director of the Institute for African Dance Research and Performance. She is the author of two recently published books Zimbabwe Dance: Rhythmic Forces, Ancestral Voices and An Aesthetic Analysis and Umfundalai: An African Dance Technique (Africa World Press).

Ambassador Alice M. Dear was appointed by President Clinton as U.S. Executive Director of the African Development Bank (1994-2000) and currently serves as President of A.M. Dear & Associates, a business consulting and investment advisory boutique specializing in promoting private sector investment in Africa and strategies to support small and medium scale enterprises.