President G. P. “Bud” Peterson
President, Georgia Institute of Technology
Over the past year at Georgia Tech, we have watched Africa Atlanta 2014 grow from an ambitious idea into the launch of a year-long celebration with promise to reinvent the cultural and economic bonds between the African, European and American cultures in Atlanta. With the enthusiastic leadership and guidance of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, partners near and far have joined with us to explore historic challenges and contemporary opportunities from multiple perspectives, and to celebrate—with the arts as a dynamic springboard—the vibrancy and power of Atlanta as an international city. Through synergistic collaborations, Africa Atlanta is offering programs and events with the capacity to set a new pace for the future. Establishing these types of relationships exemplifies the mission of Ivan Allen College within Georgia Tech — Innovation at the Crossroads of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology. We at Georgia Tech are honored to work together with others locally, nationally, and internationally to help make this grand venture a great success.
G. P. “Bud” Peterson
Georgia Institute of Technology