International Studies & Programs

AAP Convening Events

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Open Forum I
Tuesday, May 10 • 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room
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The MSU community was invited to participate in an open forum that began with a welcome address by MSU President Lou Anna Simon. This was followed by series of short talks by our distinguished African guests, focusing on their experiences partnering with international organizations. 

Reception 
Tuesday, May 10 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
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Invited guests included distinguished African visitors, MSU faculty, staff and students.

Open Forum II
Thursday, May 12 • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room
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A second open forum was held at the end of the convening. The MSU community was given the chance to interact with workshop groups as they presented potential activities and modes of engagement to guide the initial activities of the Alliance for African Partnership and promote effective and sustainable long-term partnerships with African organizations.


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Events are open to the public unless indicated otherwise.

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Tuesday, May 10

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Registration and Coffee/Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Welcome Address
    President Lou Anna K. Simon
     
  • Welcome, Vision for the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP), and Convening Objectives
    Jamie Monson and Thom Jayne, Co-Directors, AAP 

  • Agenda, Introductions, and Outline of Process for the Convening 
    Workshop DesignThinkers Group Facilitators 

  • Invited African Participants' Presentations and Discussion 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Red Cedar Room B

  • Lunch 
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Workshop Activities 
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum 

  • Reception

Wednesday, May 11

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Workshop Activities 
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Red Cedar Room B

  • Lunch
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Workshop Activities 
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cowles House

  • Dinner
    Invited Guests Only

Thursday, May 12

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Workshop Activities and Next Steps at AAP 
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Riverside Room

  • Presentations and Open Discussion 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, Corniche Room

  • Lunch
    MSU & African Workshop Participants Only