Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm (EDT)
Herman J. Cohen
President, Cohen and Woods International
Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Kissinger Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
Senior Strategic Engagement Leader, U.S. Special Operations Command
Former Ambassador to Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Bangladesh
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Williams Strategy Advisors, LLC
Former Ambassador to Niger and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Despite being the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, there exists a perception that Africa receives minimal attention from policymakers in Washington. Yet, for many years, the United States was the primary trade partner and aid provider for many African nations. However, more recently, other actors, notably China, have stepped in and now play an outsized role in several regions. This has brought the African continent into focus as a significant geopolitical crossroads, and amplified its role in the foreign affairs of the United States. Join the NCAFP as we host a panel of distinguished former diplomats as they discuss their experiences and perspectives on U.S. Africa policy, and what the future of the region holds in store.
The event will be conducted via the video conferencing platform Zoom, which works on PC, Mac, or mobile devices. You do not need to create an account to use it. Guests will have the option to join the meeting through the Zoom application, or by calling in by phone.
In order to streamline the Q&A portion of the conversation, all guests will have their video feeds disabled. We ask that guests submit all questions through the Q&A function or the chat box. If you don't wish to use these functions, or will join by phone, please submit questions in advance or real time to [email protected] .
This event is open to NCAFP Members and the public.
Please register through the link below or by emailing [email protected]