Professor Wole Soyinka one of Africa’s most distinguished writers and the first African to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 as well as the author of 50 seminal books will deliver the first anniversary lecture of the Council on Foreign Relations- Ghana on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at the Accra International Conference Centre at 4.30 pm.
The lecture which will be the fifth in the Distinguished Guest Lecture Series of the Council is on the topic: AFRO-PESSIMISM AGAINST HORIZONS OF ABURI OPTIMISM.
The Council on Foreign Relations-Ghana which was officially inaugurated on February, 26, 2019 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo is an independent, non-partisan, non- governmental think tank which focuses on international affairs and foreign policy issues.
Previous Speakers on the Distinguished Guest Lecture Platform include Baroness Valerie Amos, British politician, academic, diplomat and international public official; Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel; Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the 73rd President of the UN General Assembly and His Excellency Jyrki Katainen former Vice-President of the European Union Commission responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.
Whilst in Ghana, Prof. Wole Soyinka will be a Special Guest at a literary event co-hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations-Ghana to celebrate the 80th birthday of another distinguished African writer, Ama Ata Aidoo at the British Council at the British Council on March 19, 2020.