Oct 17 Event: Piracy of the Rich and Poor in Somalia

October 15, 2013—The Solidarity Center and the African Studies Association are sponsoring a discussion in Washington, D.C., on “The Piracy of the Rich and the Piracy of the Poor in Somalia,” Thursday, October 17.

The Capitol Hill event features Dr. Abdi Samatar (left), president of the African Studies Association, an internationally respected scholar whose research focuses on the relationship between democracy and development in Africa. Samatar is a professor of geography at the University of Minnesota and a fellow at the University of Pretoria.

He will be joined by Michael Shank, a fellow at the JustJobs Network and the director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Imani Countess, Solidarity Center Africa Region program director, will moderate this first forum on inequality, development and democracy in Africa.

The event, held in cooperation with the JustJobs Network, is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave., NE, conference rooms 1 and 2.

Please RSVP at dtulay@solidaritycenter.org; or by calling 202-974-8298.

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