By Osugo Moseti
CORD Leader and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is expected to deliver this year’s annual Coca Cola World Fund lecture at Â the prestigious Yale University.
The CORD leader left the country early today and will be spending a week at the institution where he will address a select gathering of world industry leaders, faculty and students of global economics on Thursday.
The lecture is titled â€œAfro-Optimism: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?â€Â Â The talk will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale was established in 1992 to support intersecting endeavors among specialists in international relations, international law, and the management of international enterprises and organizations.
Previous lecturers in the series have included Michael Doyle, Gary Hart, Tom Friedman, Nicholas Kristof, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Sam Nunn, Sadako Ogata, Samantha Power, Mary Robinson, Raghuram Rajan, Eboo Patel, Mo Ibrahim, and Marwan Muasher.
Meanwhile, preparations are on top gear for the Hague appearance of President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court. Mr. Uhuru has been charged by the court on crimes against humanity emanating from his suspected role in the 2007/08 post-election violence in which thousands died and hundreds of thousands forcefully displaced from their homes.