Columbia University 9th Annual African Economic Forum


Columbia University 9th Annual African Economic Forum

Spotlighting the emerging economic growth on the African continent, the Forum presents – Africa Reclaiming Africa: Changing the Rules of Engagement

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Business School and Law School join forces to present the 9th Annual African Economic Forum on April 13-14th, 2012 at Columbia University’s Warren and Uris Hall. From modest beginnings, the Forum has grown to be the largest Africa-focused event at Columbia.

This year, our objective is to spotlight the growing trend of Africans revitalizing Africa. Africans, for long, have been forced to accept the economic and socio-economic “status quo” as their future across their respective nations. Africa has been tied to foreign aid, subjected to decades-long, incumbent presidential rule in many countries, and dependent on natural resources to spur economic growth.

This year’s conference will feature Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi among other notable keynotes and distinguished panelists. Mr. Sanusi successfully transformed Nigeria’s banking industry at the height of the financial crisis in 2009. His efforts lend him the title of the 2011 TIME 100 Award as one of the most influential individuals in the world.

The two-day conference will include an evening gala that brings together influential individuals concerning the African continent. Panel discussions will involve a wide range of topics including: financial service and banking, land reform, SME development, information revolution, peace and security, green revolution, public health, sovereign wealth funds, tourism, and more. Spaces are limited. Register early at Http:// today! In anticipation of the event, join the conversation via #CUAEF on Twitter and Facebbok Http://


When:  April 13th, 2012 – 2pm – 9pm
             April 14th, 2012 – 8am – 6pm

Where: Columbia University Warren Hall
410 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

Columbia University Uris Hall
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Website: will be in the building as the official photographers.

See you there