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Malawian ex-president to speak at Brown

September 19, 2016 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former president of Malawi is scheduled to speak at Brown University.

Joyce Banda is planning to deliver a speech about Africa’s future on Monday.

Banda was the Republic of Malawi’s first female president from 2012 through 2014. She has also been a women’s rights activist, entrepreneur, educator and lawmaker.

The free, public event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching’s DeCiccio Family Auditorium on the university’s College Green, in Providence. No tickets are required.

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It’s the 93rd Stephen Ogden Memorial Lecture. The Ogden lectures series is focused on international affairs and has brought in dozens of heads of state, diplomats and other figures to speak at Brown.

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