October 26, 2001
Panel Discussion with African Foreign Ministers CanceledTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED!
35 African Foreign Ministers to Attend Bar Panel Discussion
Foreign ministers from 35 African nations will attend a panel discussion on the practice of American law at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
The panel discussion, sponsored by the Association's International Law Committee, will be followed by a reception. Former U.S. Sen. William V. Roth of Delaware will lead the presentation, which will also feature a panel of Bar Association members. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual Africa Growth and Opportunity Act of 2000 Conference. The AGOA offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.
The discussion will also include a presentation on the American legislative process and foreign policy, international law and practices and international trade law. Members of the panel will also have the chance to share legal services, discuss challenges and showcase opportunities for cooperation between Philadelphia law firms and legal institutions with the African policy makers. A question and answer session will follow.
The panel discussion will be held in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. The reception is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Space for the panel discussion is limited. Please reserve your space by Friday, Oct. 26 by calling (215) 238-6300.
Foreign ministers from the following nations are scheduled to attend: Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.35 African Foreign Ministers to Attend Bar Panel Discussion