Jacob Zuma, the President of the African National Congress, participated in a public lecture where he spoke about the South Africa, the role of the government, as well as the role of government in general on the African continent. The program began with brief introductions from Yaw Nyarko and the Consulate General of SA, followed by Jacob Zuma and concluded with a Q & A session moderated by Yaw Nyarko. The event was attended by over 600 people including students and faculty from various schools such as Columbia University, international students from South African, as well as people interested in Africa. The event was then followed by a dinner reception for VIP guests at Kimmel in honor of Jacob Zuma.