February 26, 2016
Mark L. Asquino: US Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, 2012-15
Several Sub-Saharan African nations have been experiencing an unprecedented influx of riches as a result of the exportation abroad of their oil and gas. Equatorial Guinea, where Mark Asquino was Ambassador until October, is the third largest petroleum Sub-Saharan producer today. On the other side of the continent, the Sudan – where Ambassador Asquino previously served, is another. The two top producers, however, are Nigeria and Angola which he will also discuss. On the one hand, the riches accrued from petroleum exports have made these countries far wealthier than their wildest dreams. On the other, money isn’t everything. What are the pluses and minuses of Africa’s petroleum gold mine, who benefits, who loses and how best can these countries cope?
St. John’s College, Junior Commons Room. Feburary 26, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
RSVP by February 22nd
The Visitors Parking Lot is on your left as you enter campus. A few handicapped parking spaces are located at the Visitor’s Circle right in front of the fishpond area and below the Peterson Student Center. A few more are located behind the Peterson Center as follows. Just before the Visitor’s Circle, look for the fork in the road where you would normally drive to the left to get to the Visitors’ Parking Circle just below the Peterson Center. Instead, turn right and follow the drive up to the other parking area. There are two or three handicapped parking spaces on the left. Please note that this parking lot is not open to the public, but handicapped folks are allowed to park in the designated spaces.