Successes and Challenges of Post-Cold War African Democracy

Friday, October 27, 2023 , 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: 131 Hitchcock Hall

Contact: Ousman Kobo, PhD

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His Excellency John Mahama, the former President of Ghana from 2012 - 2017, will deliver a lecture on the current status of democracy in Africa, in light of the recent coup d’états in Burkina Faso, Niger and Gabon.

Earlier this year, Mahama announced his plans to run for president in the 2024 election. 

The event is free and open to the public and is brought to Ohio State by the Center for African Studies as part of its public lecture series on contemporary African affairs.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Department of History, Department of African American and African Studies, Office of International Affairs, Global One Health Initiative, Columbus Council on World Affairs and the Columbus Museum of Art.