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Test of plutonium fission bomb, Nevada, 1951. Troops observed 6 miles from ground zero before conducting maneuvers.
Walter Bgoya
Director, East African Publishing House

Whatever Happened to the Cold War?
Special Events

Wed., Apr. 17, 2002, 7:30pm
Location: Unity Temple, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
The Hall Center, in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, announces the second annual series of talks under the general title Whatever Happened To?? Speakers will address subjects or ideas that seemed vital to the 20th century, but are now struggling to stay the course. For the exact spin each speaker gives to the question, you will simply have to attend the talks.

KU alumnus Walter Bgoya (BA ?67) was involved in Tanzania?s diplomatic corps during its early years of independence, promoting the country?s stance on non-alignment. Bgoya has continued to play the role of peace negotiator for the government of Tanzania in the Burundian peace conference in Arusha, and in various Great Lakes peace initiatives. He went on to become director of the State Publishing House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His own publishing house, Mkuki ya Nyota, a private business which grew out of the State Publishing House, publishes progressive works on education and development, with an important role for works of literature and other writing in Kiswahili, the major lingua franca of East Africa.

This event is free and open to the public.

April 17, 2002
7:30 p.m.
Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO

Other related events:
Norval Morris, "Whatever Happened to Prison Reform?"
David Rothman, "Whatever Happened to Human Experimentation?"
William Staples, "Whatever Happened to Privacy?"
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