SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

World Affairs Council of Orange County

March 23, 2010 12:24 ET

Dr. Machivenyika Mapuranga, Ambassador of Zimbabwe, Will Speak at World Affairs Council Dinner on "An African Solution to an African Problem: The Case of Zimbabwe, a Zimbabwean Perspective"

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, Ca. 92614. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q&A after the speech. The public is invited to attend.

Prior to being appointed Ambassador to Zimbabwe in 2005, Dr. Machivenyika Mapuranga served as the First Resident Ambassador to Ghana from 2001-2005. Since 1982, he has also served as Ambassador to Tanzania; Assistant Secretary General representing the Southern African region, Organization of African Unity (OAU); Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, N.Y.; and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cost: WACOC members $55; non-members $70; students $38. Self-parking is complimentary. For information and reservations, call (949)253-5751 or visit

World Affairs Council of Orange County is a member-driven non-profit organization that hosts forums on international issues and presentations by some of the world's foremost leaders. Past speakers have included: Muhammad Mian Soomro, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Ireland; John Bolton, Former Ambassador to the U.S.; Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; His Royal Highness Prince Andrew; Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers and many other well known people with expertise in various world affairs with respect to political, social and economic issues. The World Affairs Council of Orange County was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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    World Affairs Council of Orange County
    2102 Business Center Drive
    Irvine, Ca. 92612