Ashesi President speaks in the US and Canada

June 21, 2018
This month, Ashesi President Patrick Awuah traveled to North America for high-profile speaking opportunities. He shared the latest news from campus and what he sees as the central challenges and opportunities for higher education in Africa. 

Washington, D.C.
In D.C., Patrick joined a panel on Future Directions for Higher Education in Africa at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Watch here.

Patrick also joined Ashesi Foundation Trustee and CSIS Expert Daniel F. Runde for an interview about improving higher education in Africa. You can listen to the podcast here.

New York City
In NYC, Ashesi Foundation and the McNulty Foundation hosted a panel on Driving African Innovation: The Urgent Need for Ethics and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Podcast here.

At the panel, we announced that the McNulty Foundation is matching all gifts to Ashesi up to $100,000 through July 31! Now is the perfect time to consider making a gift. Your support will enable Ashesi to grow and bring a high-quality education to more students across Africa.

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On Twitter, Patrick shared his visit to Goldman Sachs: “Was great sharing @Ashesi story w/ employees at @GoldmanSachs, which continues to be a strong recruiter of our students; in ‘09, Ashesi won the @McNultyPrize, inspired by former Goldman Sachs partner J. McNulty. Thankful for global connections that make the Ashesi experience strong!” @PatrickAwuahJr

The Ashesi Foundation board meeting was also held while Patrick was in NYC. Thank you to our board members who do so much to advance Ashesi’s mission!

Waterloo, Canada
After receiving an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, Patrick addressed the Engineering Class of 2018.

Speaking on the value of leadership and teamwork, he implored graduates to “reach across cultures in writing the next chapter of history, confident that the education you have received…has prepared you to lead.” Watch here.

Learn more about Patrick’s visit to Waterloo

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