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Panel Discussion

"The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Tragedy, The Legacy"

26 March 2007, 3:00 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
United Nations Headquarters


Mr. Gil Noble, journalist and TV personality

Welcoming remarks
Ambassador Christopher Hackett, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations.


Prof. Franklin Knight (Jamaica), the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History and Director of the History of African Americans, John Hopkins Institutions Project

Prof. Ali Mazrui (Kenya), the Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities, Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Professor of Political Science, African Studies and Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture, Binghamton University, State University of New York

Mr. Lincoln Crawford (UK), Barrister, Author and Member of the UK Deputy Prime Minister’s National Commission on Slavery

Dr. Nana Opoku Agyeman (Ghana), Lecturer, Cape Coast University, Ghana

Prof. Anthony Martin (Trinidad and Tobago), Professor of African Studies, Wellesley College

Prof. James Campbell (USA), Chairman of the Slavery Committee, Brown University

This event is organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassadors' Caucus, in collaboration with the Public Inquiries Unit, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information, in the context of General Assembly resolution 61/19, which recognizes “the knowledge gap that exists with regard to the consequences created by the slave trade and slavery, and on the interactions, past and present, generated among the peoples of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, including the Caribbean”.

Media representatives, delegates and representatives of non-governmental organizations with a valid United Nations grounds pass are invited to attend. All others must register to attend, by sending e-mail to with name and affiliation.