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Founder and President, African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana
In his service as ECA’s Executive Secretary from 1995-2005, K.Y. Amoako’s vision was for the commission to better respond to African policy-makers and to amplify Africa’s voice internationally.Dr. Amoako began his career in 1974 at the World Bank, becoming the Bank’s Director for Education and Social Policy from 1992 to 1995 before joining ECA.Among many other assignments,...
Lecturer, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University.
Dr. Getachew is an Assistant Professor in Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has prior experience as a visiting scholar and guest researcher at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Zhejiang Normal University, China and the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Getachew has published...
Former British Ambassador to Sudan and Tunisia
Alan Goulty retired in 2008 after 40 years service in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings as Ambassador to Tunisia (2004-8) and Sudan (1995-9), and as the UK Special Representative for Sudan (2002-4) and Darfur (2005-6), when he led the UK team in the Naivasha and Abuja peace talks.  He was Director (Assistant Secretary-equivalent) for the Middle East and North Africa in t...
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa
Francis Kornegay, a native of Detroit, Michigan is a permanent resident in South Africa. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Dialogue, University of South Africa. One of South Africa’s renown students of global geopolitical and strategic trends, Kornegay is a long-term analyst of global South and emerging power dynamics and US foreign policy. As such, he recently produced...
Former Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.
STEVE MCDONALD, now serving as a Public Policy Scholar (PPS) at the Center, began his association with the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2002 when he was hired as a consultant to help administer a post-conflict reconciliation project in Burundi.  In remained in that capacity, expanding that work to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, until 2008.  At that time, McDonald was asked...
Member of the Administrative Council, International Fund for Promotion of Culture, UNESCO
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...

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