Lecture to kick off annual ‘Year of’ series

Kennesaw State University will usher in Year of Kenya with a lecture from noted professor Sam Imbo. Imbo will present “Made in Kenya: Three Kenyan Contributions to World Philosophy” Thursday‚ Aug. 24‚ at 6:30 p.m. in University Rooms C‚ D & E in the Carmichael Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Georgia (Aug 23, 2006) — Kennesaw State University will usher in Year of Kenya with a lecture from noted professor Sam Imbo. Imbo will present “Made in Kenya: Three Kenyan Contributions to World Philosophy” Thursday‚ Aug. 24‚ at 6:30 p.m. in University Rooms C‚ D & E in the Carmichael Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Imbo‚ an associate professor of philosophy and director of the African−American studies program at Hamline University in Saint Paul‚ Minn.‚ will speak about the work of philosopher Henry Odera Oruka; novelist‚ essayist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o; and renowned scholar Ali Mazrui.

“The lecture should give the audience member who has little or no knowledge of Kenya or Africa a sense of the current discussions in African philosophy‚ as well as introduce them to some of the people they will be listening to later in the Year of Kenya series‚” said Dan Paracka‚ director of international services and programs.

More information on KSU’s annual country study program‚ as well as a full schedule of Year of Kenya events for this fall‚ is available at
www.kennesaw.edu/globalinstitute/yearofprog.htm.

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