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African development is lecture topic, Oct. 11

"Hope in Central Africa" is the topic of a lecture by international development expert Anthony Gambino scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Gambino is the former director of the U.S. Agency for International Development mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he directed a $60 million humanitarian and economic assistance program. He has more than 20 years of experience in international development issues, focusing mainly on Africa.

Gambino recently spearheaded a new venture between the National Peace Corps Association, a nonprofit organization of returning Peace Corps volunteers, and Global Giving, a nonprofit group that uses the Internet to connect donors directly to social and economic development projects and environmental causes around the world.

Gambino holds a master's degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is co-sponsoring the lecture with the Office of Graduate Career Services.

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