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Round Table on "The African Presence in the World: Cultural Interactions between Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean"

© University of West Indies
Professor Rex Nettleford

This round table is organized on the occasion of the commemoration of the bicentenary of the independence process of Latin America and Caribbean countries and the fifteenth anniversary of the independence of African countries.
Panelists to this event include Prof. Andreas Bansart and Prof. Barry Chevannes of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Nelly Schmidt and Prof. Paul Lovejoy of the International Scientific Committee of the Slave Route Project and Mr. Doudou Diène, former Director of Intercultural Projects.

This Round Table is preceded by a Special Tribute ceremony in honour of the Late Professor the Honourable Ralston ‘Rex’ Nettleford of Jamaica, former Chairperson of the International Scientific Committee for the UNESCO Slave Route Project.

Professor Nettleford made a stellar contribution to the work of UNESCO and also to the upliftment of the marginalized descendants of African slaves.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 04.06.2010 08:00 local time
End 04.06.2010 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Moussa Iye, Ali
Organizer Délégation permanente de la Jamaïque auprès de l'UNESCO
Contact Permanent Delegation of Jamaica to UNESCO/+33 (0)1 45 68 33 60 /
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website The Slave Route
Link 1 La Route de l'esclave
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