The Africana Studies Program, the Department of Economics and EPACC are pleased to present the Fifth Annual Derrick Gondwe Memorial Lecture on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 5:00PM in Breidenbaugh Hall's Joseph Theater.
This year's lecture, "Inequality, Growth and African Development: Understanding the need for Structural Transformation of African Economies" will be delivered by Dr. Mwangi wa Githinji, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and friend of Dr.Derrick Gondwe.
Dr. Githinji formerly served as Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program at Gettysburg College while teaching as an Associate Professor of Economics. He has consulted widely for the U.N. and other organizations on development issues. He is the author of "Ten Millionaires and Ten Million Beggars: a study of inequality and development in Kenya" and co-author of "An Employment Targeted Plan for Kenya," in addition to numerous articles and chapters. His research interests are Political Economy, Development, and Environment with particular attention to issues of class, gender and income distribution in relation to transition in Africa.
Please join us on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 5:00pm in Joseph Theater, as we welcome Dr. Mwangi wa Githinji back to Gettysburg, to honor the memory of our beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Derrick K. Gondwe (1942-2004).
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