Monday, December 29, 2008

Our second day in Accra...

Lehigh's GC Program is flourishing here in Accra! Today we had two very interesting lectures by two faculty members from the University of Ghana. Prof. Baku gave us a very knowledgeable overview of the history of Ghana from the slave trade until independence (1957) and beyond, while Prof. Jonah talked about the politics of economic decolonization and Ghana's polical and economic prospects for the future. In between the two lectures, we had time to pay a visit to one of the most notable Ghanian monuments in Accra, the Mausoleum dedicated to the founder of independent Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah.

All the students are fine, an it is such a pleasure to see their enthusiasm and observe them posing interesting questions to our guest speakers!

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