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President of the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire visits the University at Albany

Guillaume Soro and a delegation from Cote d'Ivoire visit UAlbany on Dec. 5.

Guillaume Soro the Cote d'Ivoire with University at Albany and SUNY/CID Staff

A delegation from Cote d’Ivoire led by the President of the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire Guillaume Soro visited the University at Albany on Dec. 5.  The visit was hosted by David Rousseau, Dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, to explore collaboration between the Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the University of Albany through educational exchanges and partnerships in research and democratic development.

Guillaume Soro

Guillaume Soro during his visit to Albany

During the visit the delegation heard from Ray Bromley, Vice Provost for International Education, who described opportunities for student and teacher exchanges; James Dias, Vice President for Research, who spoke about the University’s capacities in research pertinent to Cote d’Ivoire; and Malcolm Russell-Einhorn, Director of the Center for International Development, who outlined SUNY/CID’s long history of strengthening legislatures throughout the world, and the  wide-array of technical assistance that the Centercould provide in strengthening the legislative, oversight, and representation functions of the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire.

The visit to the University came during the delegation’s stay in New York City to participate in the 2012 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations on the theme of parliamentary approaches to conflict prevention, reconciliation, and peace building. The delegation also had extensive meetings with counterparts at the New York State Senate.

President Soro expressed his thanks and his hope for continued collaboration with the university.

See more of SUNY/CID's work in Cote d'Ivoire

Posted Dec. 19, 2012