Retired Career Ambassadors flag off bumper 60th independence anniversary lecture series

Posted by News Express | 22 September 2020 | 865 times

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The Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) has flagged off a lecture series package with a specially selected theme; “Nigeria @ 60 - The Journey So Far”. The event, designed to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, commenced today, Tuesday, 22 September, 2020, and runs till Tuesday, 6 October, 2020.

ARCAN said in a statement that the series “will review the state of our nation in the last 60 years and how the lofty dreams of our founding fathers of building a just and equitable nation where no man is oppressed can be truly attained.”

“Additionally, it will review the impact of domestic policies on our foreign policy pursuits and engagement, and above all, offer a futuristic vision of what our foreign policy priorities in the next 60 years should be like,” ARCAN said.

It disclosed that an impressive array of guest lecturers has been chosen to speak to the central theme of the lecture series from different political, economic and social perspectives. They include, Dr Kingsley Moghalu, Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 at 12noon (Ngr Time), Topic: Nationhood, Development and Democracy in Nigeria, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Thursday, 24 September, 2020 at 11am (Ngr Time), Topic: 60 years of Nigeria’s Journey to Democracy: Hopes and Impediments, Dr Vanessa Iwowo, Monday 28 September, 2020 at 11am (Ngr Time), Topic: Nigeria@60: Leadership, Democracy and the Politics  of Identity , Dr Usman Bugaje, Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 at 11am (Ngr Time), Topic: 60 years of Nation Building: The Management of Our Diversity, Resources and Nation Building and   Prof W. Alade Fawole, Tuesday 6th  October, 2020 at 11am (Ngr Time), Topic: Nigeria in International Affairs: Prognosis for the next Sixty years.

It called interested participants to register online for admission to the lectures, specifying that for each of the lecture, registration is free while live feeds of the lectures will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube accounts of ARCAN.

Source: News Express

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