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Fall 2012 Lecture Series

Elkanah Odembo is Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States. He previously served as Kenya’s Ambassador to France.  Odembo was the founding director of Ufadhili Trust (Centre for Philanthropy and Social Responsibility). Prior to joining Ufadhili, he served as a consultant to the Ford Founda­tion’s Coordinator of Africa Philanthropy Initiative; as the East Africa Representative for World Neighbors; and as Research Officer for the African Medical Research Foundation. He was also Chairman of the Kenya Community Development Foundation, lead facilitator for the Kenya Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Consultation Process, and a member of the selection committee for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Africa 2000 Project. He was also a founding member of the NGO Coalition for East Africa, a member of the NGO Co-ordination Board of Kenya, Chairperson of the Kenya National Council of Non-Governmental Organizations, and member of the National Committee for Social Dimensions of Development. He is a Synergos Senior Fellow and a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative.

For more information
contact Cornelia Tsakiridou (215-951-1558).

All events of the Diplomat-In-Residence Program are free and open to the public.

Diplomat-in-Residence Program

Fall 2012


Elkanah Odembob,
Kenyan Ambassador to
the United States

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Dunleavy Room (Union - 3rd Floor)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


Marcia Haddad-Ikonomopoulos,
Paul Hagouel,
Asher J. Matathias, and
Zoe Kosmidou

(Day Panel)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Dunleavy Room (Union - 3rd Floor)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

(Evening Panel)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Congreation Mikveh Israel
(44 N. Fourth St., Phila, PA)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Nathan G. Quimpo,
Associate Professor,
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Music Room (Union - 2nd Floor)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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