Former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo will deliver the 2012 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecture Series, organized annually by the University of Ghana, in March this year, a statement copied to the GNA and signed by the University’s Director of Public affairs, Stella A. Amoa said on Friday.
Ernesto Zedillo, economist and politician, who is currently Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University, served as the President of Mexico from December 1, 1994 to November 30, 2000.
Since ending his term as President, Zedillo has been a leading voice on globalization, especially its impact on relations between developed and developing nations.
The lectures would therefore focus on globalization and it impact on developed and developing nations, and would take place in the magnificent Great Hall of the University of Ghana from 7-9 March, 2012.
It would start at 5.00 p.m. daily and would be chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey.
The Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial lecture series was instituted in 1957 to commemorate the contribution made to the founding of Achimota College and the advancement of education, particularly higher education, in Ghana.
The lectures, instituted in honour of James Kwegyir Aggrey, Alexander G. Fraser and Gordon Guggisberg have become a great event to which the Ghanaian public looks forward to.
“It is indeed the most prestigious lecture series and the high-point of the intellectual calendar of the country” the statement said.
The 2011 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial lectures were delivered by Nobel Laureate, Sir John Edward Sulston. GNA