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Ghana's liberation is panel topic, April 11

A panel of scholars will discuss the relevance of Ghana's independence to post-colonialism in Africa and the African Diaspora at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in 219 Burr Hall.

The event, "Forward Ever, Backward Never: A Panel Discussion on the 50th Anniversary of Ghana's Liberation," will focus on various aspects of liberation, post-colonialism and development.

The panelists are: Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton; Abena Busia, a professor of English at Rutgers University; Kevin Gaines, the director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and a professor of history at the University of Michigan; and Renée Neblett, a former Black Panther and the founder of the Kokrobitey Institute in Ghana, an international academic and cultural learning center. 

The discussion will be moderated by Abdellah Hammoudi, a Princeton professor of anthropology and the founding and former director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

The panel is sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, University Center for Human Values, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 

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