Power 98.7 FM: About the Model African Union – 14 March 2016

In this podcast with South Africa’s Power 98.7 FM, I discussed what motivated me to establish the Model African Union in 2013, some of the outcomes of the conference series and my hopes for Africa’s future leadership through this conference. For all intents and purposes, the conference is an academic simulation of the structures at the continental level, but I have always been a firm believer in starting people young on the paths that we expect them to pursue. Programs like the Model African Union give so much context about the grand decisions that are taken by political leaders and place young people temporarily in those same positions and challenge them to think consciously about their own leadership styles, the constraints facing them and the need to negotiate to solutions. 

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