LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University’s Institute for International Studies will be hosting a coffee house featuring the country of Nigeria on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.at Avenue 209 Coffee House. The community is invited to this free event.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria accounts for over half of West Africa's population. The variety of customs, languages, and traditions among Nigeria's 250 ethnic groups gives the country a rich diversity. Nigerian foreign policy focuses on Africa and several fundamental principles: African unity and independence; peaceful settlement of disputes; nonalignment and non-intentional interference in the internal affairs of other nations; and regional economic cooperation and development.
Activities include a presentation about Nigeria by a Mirabel Gbabo, a Nigerian native, and sampling Nigerian treats including foufou (a traditional dish made with yams) and a popular drink made with coconut milk.
For more information on LHU’s international programs: http://www.lhup.edu/international-studies/