Fredrick Manang, Anthony Mveyange, and John Bosco Asiimwe
On February 5th, 2015, the spring 2015 EASST Visiting Fellows traveled to Stanford University to attend the Haas Center for Public Service's Distinguished Visitor Lecture given by Kenyan anti-corruption activist John Githongo. Entitled, "Africa (Up)Rising: Confronting the New Authoritarianism", Githongo discussed issues of corruption, development, and democracy in Africa while reflecting on his experience in governance, as a journalist, and as an activist. Githongo has served as chief executive officer of Transparency International Kenya, vice president of World Vision, senior associate member at St. Antony's College Oxford and member of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. In 2011 he was selected as one of the world's 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine and one of the world's top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine.
John Githongo and Fredrick Manang
In addition to attending Githongo's lecture, the EASST fellows were able to network with development professionals from Stanford and beyond. For more information about the lecture, go here.