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Discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy

Date & Time

Aug. 21, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion with Ambassador Tibor Nagy, the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The event was an opportunity for the Assistant Secretary to introduce himself to and share his priorities for U.S.-Africa policy with the Africa-engaged community, and for him to hear their viewpoints, interests, and concerns about the current state and the way forward for U.S.-Africa policy and relations.

Key discussion points included: a strategic framework for U.S.-Africa relations;  Africa’s demographic dividend; economic development; labor rights; democratic governance; human rights; refugees and migration; the role of women in Africa’s politics and development; the role of the African diaspora in U.S.-Africa relations; and, staffing and personnel considerations within the Africa Bureau.    

The event attracted more than 80 U.S. and international guests from government, business, NGO, and academic sectors, including at least 8 former U.S. ambassadors to Africa, and heads of Africa-focused international financial institutions, U.S. government agencies, and private organizations. The event was moderated by Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Wilson Center Africa Program.

This event was held under Chatham House rules.

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Pictured in the first image of the slideshow (left to right): Ambassador Johnnie Carson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. State Department; Ambassador Karl Hofmann, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Togo; Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, former U.S. Ambassador to the African Union; Ambassador Bisa Williams, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Niger; Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. State Department; Ambassador Gail D. Mathieu, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia; Ambassador John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria; Ambassador Robin R. Sanders, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria 


Ambassador Tibor Nagy

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. State Department

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Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and US-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial US-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, 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 US-Africa relations.    Read more

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