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Leadership Dinner: John Githongo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanford Faculty Club

Application Deadline: Monday, April 13

Registration is Closed.

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people.

John Githongo, 2015 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor

John Githongo, a journalist and former correspondent for The Economist, is one of the most courageous leaders in the struggle to combat corruption and improve governance in Kenya. He served as permanent secretary for governance and ethics in Kenya’s post-transition government in 2003–4, and risked his life and career to expose one of the biggest government corruption scandals in Kenyan history. He has served as CEO of Transparency International Kenya, vice president of World Vision, senior associate member at St Antony’s College Oxford, and member of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Currently he is CEO of Inuka, an NGO that works with Kenyans, youth in particular, to improve governance and address societal problems. In 2011 Githongo was selected as one of the world’s 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine and one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. We are delighted to welcome Mr. Githongo to Stanford University.

Read the Stanford Report article and the Stanford Daily interview.

Please Note:
Leadership Dinners have limited seating. If accepted, you will be required to submit a $50 deposit to secure your spot. If you do not attend the entire dinner (5-8PM), your $50 deposit will be cashed by Stanford University.

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