Associate Professor Mamadou Baro represented the School of Anthropology as part of the University of Arizona delegation to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Luncheon this past Wednesday, May 22. This Coalition is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs, national security, and foreign policy experts trying to build a better and safer world. The event took place at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix.
Dr. Baro joined Julie Ellison-Speight and Rachelle Hornby from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Richard Yngve and David Dillon of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship in highlighting the importance of the social sciences in global affairs for the roughly 500 people, including multiple organizations and high-profile leaders such as senators, generals, CEOs of big corporations, and ambassadors, in attendance.
In her well-applauded speech, senator Kyrsten Sinema said that, “America must remain a global leader in diplomacy and development because international engagement is national security.” Many participants visited the UA booth and asked questions. “At the end,” said Dr. Baro, “the UA team made a good impression.” (Anthro News date: 5/31/2019)