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  Subject:   PIONEERS FORUM--featuring Dr. Noah Samara, CEO and Founder of Worldspace Corporation, sposored by the Stanford Ethiopian Student Union

  Sponsor:   Stanford Ethiopian Student Union

  Speaker:   Dr. Noah Samara, CEO and founder Worldspace Corporation

  Date:   Friday, November 5, 1999

  Time:   7:30pm - 9pm

  Location:   Kresge Auditorium [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/SSUE

  Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/SSUE

  Costs:   Free

  Contact:   Abel Bogale

Ethiopian-born Entrepreneur helps Africa Enter the Space Age

Noah Samara, a 43 year old Georgetown Law School Graduate and CEO
of WorldSpace Corporation changed the way Africans access information when
he launched Afristar into space on October 28, 1998. Watching the
launching of the satellite from Kourou, French Guiana, Editor of AFRICAN
BUSINESS, Anver Versi recounts:
         "It is difficult to describe the emotions that engulfed the
         African contingent. Tears were streaming down people's faces,
         voices were choked. Suddenly the whole world of information is
         in everybody's reach. The history of Africa has already been

Mr. Noah Samara's dream does not stop here. Later this year he plans to
launch two equally powerful satellites over the Middle East, Asia, and
Latin America. It is estimated that the three satellites alltogether will
deliver crystal clear audio broadcasting services to 4.6 billion people
worldwide. NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE in its March 16, 1998 article on Noah states
that "if things fall right WorldSpace may create a new radio phenomenon."

On Friday, November 5th, 1999 Mr. Noah Samara will be speaking at the
First Annual Pioneers Forum at Stanford University. The Stanford Ethiopian
Students Union cordially invites you to hear his personal story and share
his vision to change how two-thirds of the world's population gets access
to media.

For more information and directions to Pioneers Forum please visit our
website at http://www.stanford.edu/group/SSUE or call (650) 724-2376.

                 PIONEERS FORUM

             Date: November 5, 1999

                 Time: 7:30 pm 

     Location: Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University

             ADMISSION IS FREE

Brought to you by the Stanford Ethiopian Students Union.

This event is sponsored by the following organizations:
Bechtel International Center
Haas Center for Public Service
Dean of Students Office
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Black Graduate Students Association
Black Student Union
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford African Students Association
Center for African Studies
Black Community Services Center
African and Afro-American Studies Program
Society of Black Scientists and Engineers    
Society of Chicano/Latino Engineers 
Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students
StreTT Travels
Stanford Undergraduate Dorms: Ujamaa, Casa Zapata, Branner

 Event history: Submitted by abogale on 30-Oct-1999;

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