Media Advisory: Former Sen. John Warner to Engage Young African Leaders at U.Va. as Part of White House Signature Africa Initiative

June 19, 2014

Former Senator John Warner is joining a select group of Africa’s next generation of leaders at the University of Virginia Friday for a discussion on the art of bi-partisanship.

Warner will offer opening remarks at “The Art of Bi-Partisanship: From Global to Local –Getting it Done,” a panel discussion that is part of a program tailored for the White House’s signature Africa program, the Young African Leaders Initiative.

He will be joined on the panel by Susan Magill, his former chief of staff and currently Vice President for Advancement at Mount Vernon. Magill also served as rector at William and Mary and as head of the State Council for Higher Education. Bob Gibson, executive director of the Sorensen Institute, will also join the discussion. It will engage 25 young African leaders who are being hosted by the Presidential Precinct, of which U.Va. is a partner.

Warner can also address the fallout from the recent primary defeat of former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Eric Cantor and the shakeup in the Virginia  Senate.

The event is open to the press and takes place at noon in Nau Hall, room 101.


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Jane Kelly

University News Associate Office of University Communications