Alicia Keys And Jay Z To Speak At Harvard's Annual African American Studies Conference

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The New York natives will deliver keynote speeches on matters of African-American businesses and the definition of diveristy.

Alicia Keys and Jay Z are taking their New York state of mind to Harvard.

The Grammy award-winning musicians and entrepreneurs are expected to deliver the keynote speeches at the University's 44th annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh African-American Student Union Conference.

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The Root confirms that the two will discuss matters of community business owner responsibility to the word diversity and its ever-changing definition during the February 5-7 weekend.

"Transcend: Redefining Expectations" will serve as the theme for the conference to "celebrate African-American achievements, inspire many new milestones, and provide a forum for attendees to take on issues facing our community," said a statement on the Harvard AASU conference website.

The conference is hosted by the Harvard University Business School. Other keynote speakers include American Express CEO, Kenneth Chenault and Former Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick.

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