Ambassador of African Union to Discuss the AU’s Role, April 23

Posted on 4/17/2018 12:34:08 AM

Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, ambassador of the African UnionHer Excellency Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union ambassador to the United States, will visit IUP on Monday, April 23, to present a lecture titled “The African Union: Successes and Challenges for Africa.” Her presentation will take place from 1:25 to 2:15 p.m. in Room B-11 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.

Chihombori-Quao will discuss the role of the African Union in facilitating successes for African countries and in addressing the continent’s various challenges. She will also note how institutions in the United States are and can be involved.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendance vouchers will be provided at the end of the session.

Arikana Chihombori-Quao has served as ambassador since December 2016. She is based in Washington, DC at the African Union Representational Mission to the United States, which is the first bilateral diplomatic mission of the African Union. The mission launched in 2007, and its mandate is to undertake, develop, and maintain constructive and productive institutional relationships between the African Union and the executive and legislative branches of the US government, the African Diplomatic Corps, the Africans in the Diaspora, and the Bretton Woods Institutions.

The ambassador’s visit is hosted by the IUP Pan-African Studies Program. Questions may be directed to the program’s coordinator, Marveta Ryan-Sams, at