ABC presents The Honorable Olubanke King-Akerele :: Leadership: The Future of our Global Society for African American Professionals & Africa :: Reception, Lecture and Discussion
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) - Baltimore
Associated Black Charities
The Honorable Olubanke King-Akerele
Leadership: The Future of our Global Society for African American Professionals & Africa
Reception, Lecture and Discussion
Thursday, August 9, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Hospital
There is no question that there is a demographic shift in America with an expectation of the United States' minority citizens becoming its majority citizens by 2030. Equally, one cannot question the transition of our economy from locally centered transactions to its new global integration model of success or failure. The question this creates regardless of one's profession is "are we ready as people of color to serve in leadership roles to guide this global transition?" "What do we know about Africa especially post conflict countries and how our leadership can connect the dots for people of color globally?"
We believe African American professionals in the health care sector will have one of the first opportunities to become global leaders and leaders better prepared to understand the realities of this new globalization. This event is intended to inform and educate African American professionals about those realities and how they can better position themselves as leaders regardless of the sector. We begin by understanding the realities of achieving change in a post conflict African country, Liberia and the role that young African and African Americans can play in taking the leadership helm for the future.
Hon. Olubanke King-Akerele, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Minister of Commerce & Industry is an international development professional, who trained as an Economist at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and at Brandeis University and Columbia University in the United States of America.
Newly Released Book
Women's Leadership in Post Conflict Liberia - My Journey while highlighting antecedents and preparations to the journey of the Former Minister, traces her professional journey from her service as a young technocrat at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs in the late sixties through her 24 years of international service, focuses on her period of public service from April 2006 to November 2010. It is presented in the form of reflections on the challenges faced during post conflict reconstruction in Liberia; the response to those challenges within the context of the two portfolios held during that period- namely that of Minister of Commerce and Industry (April 2006 - Sept. 2007) and subsequently Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dean of the Cabinet (Sept. 2007 - Nov. 2010)
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