The African Presidential Round-table in Berlin, (see African Business, March 2009) organised by Boston University's APARC, was a rare opportunity to sit with some of Africa's great leaders of the past and discuss current issues facing the continent.
Nevertheless, it is essential that we in Africa, including the private sector, should join in with organisations like APARC to tap into the experiences of our former leaders, including business leaders, and produce books, film and radio documentaries to preserve our historic heritage.
Previous winners of the APARC award include the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former US Ambassador to South Africa Jendayi Frazier.
Jinwook Choi, "Changing Relations Between Party, Military, and Government in North Korea and Their Impact on Policy Direction," APARC
Working Paper (Stanford, CA: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 1999).