Annual Meeting

Washington Meeting 2016

Washington 2016 Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, September 21

6:00 – 9:00am: Meet & distribute nametags at the Arlington Courtyard Rosslyn Hotel.  Socialize at a watering holes close to the hotel.

8:00 – 9:00am: FON Board Meeting at Hotel

Thursday, September 22

8:30 – 9:00am: Coffee, fruit, nametags, socialize

9:00 – 9:30am
Report on FON activities 2015-16
President’s report
Treasure’s report
Projects supported
Lessons from an abandoned VSO project
VSO/CUSO relationships
Quick review of new website. Announce individual demos/learning sessions during conference
Recruit website helpers
President’s Presentation

9:30 – 10:00am: Charles Larson (Group 4) Thoughts on teaching African Literature for 50 years

10:00  – 10:30am: Margee Ensign discussing Northern Nigeria, Boko Haram, & AUN’s efforts to deal with the refugee crisis. AUN President Margee Ensign’s Presentation

10:30 – 11:00am
Amaka Anku discussing how the new president is doing, the effects of low oil prices on Nigeria, the results of the anti-corruption campaign, the impact of the floating of the Nigerian currency.

11:00 – 11:30pm: Emmanuel Ogebe discussing efforts to continue the education of girls affected by Boko Haram violence, both in Nigeria and in the US.

11:30 – 12:00pm: Herbert Howe (Group 20) Count Carl von Rosen & the Biafra Babies air force

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch, off site, on own

1:00 – 2:15pm: David Schickele’s Give me a Riddle, introduced by Roger Landrum.  Time for audience questions & discussion after the film.

2:30pm: [Refreshment available from 2:30 on, but no refreshment break]

2:15 – 3:00pm: John Campbell: The Buhari Administration One Year Later.

3:00 – 3:30pm: Abdullahi Edward via Skype from Nigeria.  He will respond to questions posed by the organizing committee.

3:30 – 4:00pm Don Cosentino (Group 11) Yoruba cultural influences in the Americas  Eshu and Me

4:00 – 5:00pm: Ron Singer (Group 10), Oluwaseun Odewale, & Peter Lewis panel on Reform in Nigeria.

Thursday evening

6pm- Mott House Panel discussion (after dinner) by young Nigerians on being both Nigerian and American.

Friday 9/23 evening

Self-organized dinners with training group, geographic region, or any other organizing rubric.

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