Ghanaian-Australian professor to speak on global public relations


    Ghanaian professor, Kwamena “Aspa” Kwansah-Aidoo, is coming from Australia for a week-long visit to speak to various classes on and off campus.

    Kwansah-Aidoo will be discussing some similarities and differences that African immigrant experiences in Australia as opposed to in the United States, as well as international public relations.

    “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community,” is a phrase we often see at TCU. There are many ways we are taught to be leaders in the global community, and TCU’s ‘Discovering Global Citizenship’ is just one way students are gaining this important knowledge.

    Kwansah-Aidoo is a Ghanaian professor working at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He is a visiting scholar with TCU’s Quality Enhancement Program.

    Kwansah-Aidoo plans to speak to students on the importance of international and intercultural public relations.

    “I deem it a great honor to be given the opportunity to share and exchange ideas with your exceptional academic community under this program,” Kwansah-Aidoo said.

    Associate professor Amiso George, who is the chair of strategic communications at TCU, invited Professor Kwansah-Aidoo to visit.

    “I am delighted that we could get someone of Professor Aspa’s caliber to share his research with our students,” said George.

    Kwansah-Aidoo has plans to visit a number of classes, including associate professor George’s International and Intercultural Communications class.

    “It’s great to have scholars from other nations visit out campus, since many students here aren’t able to participate in study abroad,” said Jacqueline Lambiase, the professor teaching the Public Relations Principles class this semester. “It’s a way of bringing global perspectives to our students.”

    Kwansah-Aidoo will arrive on March 31st and is staying through April 5th.