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Former Zambian President Kenneth David Kaunda to Speak

President Kenneth David Kaunda will be presenting on HIV/AIDS and Poverty in Africa

Thursday, February 27, 2003
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM Reception in 135 Haines Hall,
6:30 PM Presentation in 39 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Kaunda led Zambia to independence and served as the first President of the Republic of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991.  In 1992 he founded the Kenneth Kaunda Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the establishment of peace and conflict resolution on the continent.  He now focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and poverty in Africa. 

In addition to his efforts in Zambia, Dr. Kaunda was in the forefront of the efforts to liberate all of Africa, serving as the President of the Pan-African Freedom Movement for East, Central and Southern Africa (Pafmesca) in 1962 and as Chairman of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) from 1970 to 1973.  He also played key roles in the mitigation of territorial disputes between Kenya and Somalia and the liberation movements in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. 

President Kenneth David Kaunda is an author and former educator who has received many honors and awards.  He is currently the Balfour African President in Residence at Boston University's African Presidential Archives and Research Center.

Special Instructions

5:30 PM Reception in 135 Haines Hall, 6:30 PM Presentation in 39 Haines Hall, Question & Answer Session to follow presentation. Event is free; parking is available in parking structures 2 and 3 for $7.

Cost :

Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, James S. Coleman African Studies Center

Tel: 310-206-8267 or 310-825-3686

atucker@caas.ucla.edu or jscasc@international.ucla.edu


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA Black Faculty and Staff Association, UCLA Black Alumni Association, Dashew International Center, African Diaspora Foundation

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