Speaker series to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

January 24, 2008

Clemente Abrokwaa, professor of African and African-American studies at Penn State, will present "The Quest for Peace and Justice" Friday, Jan. 25, at the Law School on Friday, January 25.

Abrokwaa's talk is part of the speaker series titled "Preserving King's Legacy" commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. in 333 Beam Building in University Park and be telecast to 143 Advantica Building in Carlisle. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Abrokwaa's interest in conflict resolution and peacemaking in Africa and throughout the world led him to develop and direct the Peace and Conflict Studies program in the Penn State Science, Technology and Society Department. He directed the program from 1999-2005. Abrokwaa also has been involved in peace movements, such as the Peace Majority and the National Conflict Resolution Association.

Abrokwaa holds a doctoral degree in international/intercultural studies from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; a master’s degree in African/Third World studies from the University of London, England; a bachelor of education from Cape Coast University, Ghana; and a diploma in African music. His research interests include science and technology in Africa; biotechnology and agriculture in Africa (genetically modified organisms); education and economic development in Africa; globalization; African politics; multiculturalism; and peace and conflict studies.

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