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, as lead co-editor, Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: From Yekaterinburg 2009 to eThekwini 2013 (Africa Institute of South Africa).
He is currently working on From Global Hegemony to Global Community: Critical Reflections on a US foreign policy predicated on ‘nation-building at home.’ A graduate of the University of Michigan, he has a Masters in African Studies from Howard University and a Masters in International Public Policy from SAIS, Johns Hopkins. He is a former Congressional Black Caucus staffer, serving under Charles Diggs and Walter Fauntroy.
From BRIC to BRICs: South Africa’s Emerging Power Alliances – IBSA, BRIC and BASIC.