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The Diaspora Tour at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland's installment of the Diaspora Tour was held Thursday, October 2, 2014. The tour, sponsored by the Department of State, the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance and USAID, included remarks by Department of State Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien and a panel discussion, including: Semhar Araia, founder and executive director, Diaspora African Women’s Network; David Ensor, journalist and director, Voice of America; Merle Collins, professor of English and activist, UMD College of Arts & Humanities; Kikanae Punyua, UMD student, founder of Rafiki Beads.

This was an opportunity for university students, faculty and staff as well as diaspora leaders and local community organizations to learn more about national and local initiatives on diaspora engagement. For a full list of tour stops, visit the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about IdEA's Global Diaspora Week, October 12-18. 

Co-sponsored by: UMD's Center for the History of the New America, College of Arts and Humanities and the School of Public Policy