April 18th

Era of Change

Global Engagement and International Collaboration

8:00-9:00         Registration

9:00-9:30         Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye: Opening and TED Talk

9:30-9:40         Transition

9:40-10:55       First Panel: Grassroots Peacebuilding, Education, Entrepreneurship, and

                             Youth Leadership

Moderator:  Olivia Metzger Jones, Assistant-Director Office of

                      International Affairs, NCCU

                        Alan Inman, President of Global Peace Foundation, USA

                        David Caprara, Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships Global Peace


Kuldip Kuwahara, Professor, Department of Language and Literature,


Daniel Juma, Executive Director, Global Peace Foundation Kenya Chapter

10:55-11:35     Guest Speaker

 Introduction of Speaker – Sandra M. Rogers, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NCCU

 His Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, SUAPOLOR of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area, Ghana, West Africa, Chancellor of Two Universities: The University of Professional Studies Accra, Ghana and Caribbean Maritime University, Kingston Jamaica

11:35-11:45     Transition

                    11:45-12:30:   Second Panel: Education/Literacy and Global Engagement

Moderator-      Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor, Professor and Chair Department of Political

            Science, NCCU

                        James H. Johnson, Jr.  Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and

            Strategy Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center Kenan Institute of

            Private Enterprise, UNC Chapel Hill

Eric Mlyn, Executive Director of DukeEngage and Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement

Kamau Gachigi, 3rd degree connection 3rd Executive Director, Gearbox

University of Nairobi

12 :40-1:40      LUNCH

1:50-2:50         Third Panel: Economic Development and International


Moderator: Anietie “Nate” Udofia

           His royal Majesty Oba Olatunde D. Olusola, The Onikun of Ikun-Ekiti, Nigeria

Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy


Andre Pettigrew, Director of the Durham Office of Economic and

                            Workforce Development

                        Andrea Harris, Senior Fellow at Self Help Credit Union, Founder

             President of North Carolina Institute of Minority

             Economic Development

             2:50-3:10         Questions and Answers

3:10-3:20         Transition

3:20-4:00         Fourth Panel: Health and Global Engagement

 Moderator – Ontario S. Wooden, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global


Rhoda Zione Alale, Principal Investigator of the MiChi Health EpiCenter

Project, Healthy SMART Homes (HSH) 2020

Barbara Pullen-Smith, Director North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Ajunct Professor at St. Augustine University

Rev. Richard Joyner, CNN Hero, Founder Conectoe Family Life Center and Spiritual Advisor at Nash County Hospital

4:00-4:20         Questions and Answers

4:20-5:05         Fifth Panel: Alumni, Students, Faculty Highlights and Global


                         Moderator – Achamyeleh Debela, Professor, Department of Art NCCU

Lenora Zenzalai Helm Hammonds, Director NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Music Department NCCU, and Student

Branisalv Vlahovic, Director of CREST & NASA Research Centers,

Department of Science & Technology NCCU and Student

Ismail H. Abdulahi, Professor of Library and Information Sciences, NCCU

5:05-5:20         Q & A

5:20-5:30         Wrap Up

Closing Statement – Achamyeleh Debela, Department of Art NCCU