January ADC Commerce and Community Conversation

To begin this year’s series of roundtable discussions (retitled Commerce and Community Conversations), the African Development Center was proud to welcome Ahmed Samatar as the lead presenter. A writer, academic, and former dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, Professor Samatar tossed his hat into the political arena as a candidate in the recent Presidential elections of Somalia, and spoke intimately about the many challenges and opportunities of that nation.

In addition to the video from the morning, please enjoy these photos:


ADC is proud to announce that this year’s lineup of these important community discussions is made possible through the generous support of

A long-time supporter of ADC, this series is funded in part by the City of Minneapolis Great Streets Business District Support Program.

A new social venture for the African Development Center ADC Business Consulting provides professional and in-depth technical services to a growing community of African-owned business throughout Minnesota.