ECC Professor Participates in a Pair of International Conferences

Dr. Akil Khalfani with President Assimi Goïta of Mali and an international body working on the 9th Pan African Congress

Prime Minister Choguel Maïga of Mali and Dr. Akil Khalfani

Dr. Akil Khalfani, Director of Essex County College’s Africana Institute, participated in the March 14-15 Pre-Congress meeting for the 9th Pan African Congress. The session was held in Bamako, Mali.

Dr. Khalfani, who is also a Sociology professor at ECC, met with Mali President Assimi Goita, and a host of officials and other dignitaries from around the world.

He is a member of the Scientific Committee that is helping to organize the 9th Pan African Congress in Togo later this year.

Dr. Khalfani also took part in the 3rd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum for People of African Descent. Dr. Khalfani, who also is an ECC Sociology Professor, participated virtually in the Forum, held in Geneva, Switzerland on April 18, 2024. He was joined virtually by several other speakers.