President John Mahama (right), in a short lecture at the University of South California on Made-in-Ghana products
President John Dramani Mahama took his made-in-Ghana project to the United States of America last week, making a strong case for America and the rest of the world to taste Ghanaian ingenuity.
He said the project, which would formally be launched on a bigger scale, was not only to encourage Ghanaians to patronise local products, but also “to sell our products to the world”.
“We are planning a major launch, which will be a means of branding Ghana and putting a seal on our products,” he said.
President Mahama was speaking on “Ghana and its role in global society, with a focus on the 'Made-in-Ghana' campaign,” at a special event at the Centre for Public Diplomacy of the University of South California last Thursday. ...
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."