President Paul Kagame is today expected to address the student community and faculty members at Stanford University at the invitation of the Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Garth Saloner.
The speech is part of the California-based University’s Global Speaker Series which seeks to nurture an educated global perspective within Stanford University by inviting top executives, government leaders, and other distinguished guests to speak on global topics.
Kagame is expected to share personal reflections on leadership qualities and inspire students to develop as future leaders in their fields of choice.
“President Kagame has received recognition for his leadership in peace building and reconciliation, development, good governance, promotion of human rights and women’s empowerment, and advancement of education and ICT,” a statement on the university’s website reads in part.
“He is widely sought after to address regional and international audiences on a range of issues including African development, leadership, and the potential of ICT as a dynamic industry as well as an enabler for Africa’s socioeconomic transformation,” it adds.
The session will be interactive in form of question-and-answers and will be attended by 300 first and second year MBA students, as well as university staff, according to a statement from the President’s Office.
Opened in 1891, Stanford University is one of the world's leading teaching and research Universities. Since its opening in 1891, areas of excellence range from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and the sciences.
Some previous speakers at the Global Speakers Series include; Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company, Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey, and James D. Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank.