Kenyan Ambassador to the United States to Speak at Villanova University Oct. 26

Ambassador Odembo’s lecture, open to the public, focuses on Kenya’s “Metamorphosis & Ascension to Leadership”

VILLANOVA, Pa. – In an effort to foster greater understanding and collaboration between Americans and Africans of all generations, the Ambassador of Kenya to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, visits Villanova University Tuesday, Oct. 26, to discuss Kenya’s “Metamorphosis & Ascension to Leadership.” Free and open to the public, the 10 a.m. lecture takes place in the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER, Room 001) on the University’s main campus. The event is sponsored by the Villanova School of Business and the Africana Studies Department.

The ambassador’s lecture is an event of the USA-Kenya Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-governmental organization whose mission is to enhance mutual partnership, trade and investment between the United States and Africa – with a core competence and focus on transactions between the United States, Kenya and South Africa. The event exemplifies Kenya’s eagerness to engage the American public in partnerships for mutual progress and success.

Ambassador Odembo came to Washington after serving as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to France since January 2009. Prior to representing Kenya abroad, Ambassador Odembo held senior level positions at philanthropic and non-governmental organizations in East Africa for more than two decades. Advocating for human rights and social justice has always been at the core of Ambassador Odembo’s work.