Dr. George Kintiba, Lecturer, Department of African American Studies, was an invited guest speaker at the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, European & African Language Division. The division organizes immersion activities for new diplomats to educate them about different aspects of African life. Dr. Kintiba spoke on Friday, September 15, 2017, to junior diplomats who have been assigned to go to Africa. His talk covered topics including cultural faux pas that can lead to political issues and problems and the rise of terrorist groups in Africa, especially in relation to the mining industry.
Dr. Kintiba’s research interests include Africa and African Diaspora. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Howard University, Washington, DC.