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Africa Masterclass

The Wilson Center Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass Series provides senior staffers the opportunity to go in-depth with our regional experts on a pressing foreign policy issue. This comprehensive course during a congressional recess provides a non-partisan environment for senior staffers to meet and network with fellow colleagues from across the aisle.  

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Please email us at for details on the Africa Masterclass. Dates for the next Africa Masterclass will be announced in the future.

The 2021 VIRTUAL Africa Masterclass, requested specifically from many alumni of this program, will explore the topics of: 

  • Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law

  • U.S.-Africa Economic Relations

  • Security and Violent Extremism

  • Climate Change

  • Global Power Competition and Influence

  • Regional and Continental Engagement

Who Should Apply

The Wilson Center invites senior-level congressional staff to participate in the Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass (Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors, Senior Legislative Assistants, and Professional Committee Staff). If you have questions about this requirement, please feel free to contact us! Applicants should possess a strong understanding of the legislative process and have experience working with a foreign policy portfolio.


  • The dates for the Africa Masterclass will be announced in the near future.

First Panel 1:00-2:00 PM, Break from 2:00-2:10 PM, & Second Panel 2:10-3:15 PM. This event will be VIRTUAL.