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Africa Symposium 2020: Advancing Africa's Governance, Peace, and Security
On March 11, 2020 the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Wilson Center Africa Program co-hosted the Africa Symposium 2020, “Advancing Africa’s Governance, Peace, and Security,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The day-long symposium featured policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts from across the government, academia, and non-profit sectors speaking to some of the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations in the governance, peace, and security domains. General Norton A. Schwartz (USAF, Ret.) (Institute for Defense Analyses), Dr. Monde Muyangwa (Wilson Center), and Ms. Magdalena Bajll (National Intelligence Manager for Africa) offered introductory remarks. Major General Christopher E. Craige, U.S. Africa Command, gave the keynote address, and Ms. Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary for West Africa and Security Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and Mr. Pete Marocco, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, Department of Defense gave special remarks. 120 participants joined the events, including diplomats from 9 embassies and U.S. government policymakers from the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of State, USAID, and the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
You may download the event agenda below. A full event report and policy paper will be released in the coming weeks.
Paul D. Williams
Professor of International Affairs and, Associate Director, M.A. Security Policy Studies Program, The George Washington University
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our Africa Up Close blog, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. Read more
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