Ambassador Johnnie Carson
Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Ambassador Michelle Gavin
Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Ambassador to Botswana
East Africa plays a key role in U.S. foreign policy, however it is a region often threatened by the chronic instability of periodic conflict, as recently seen in Ethiopia’s ongoing Tigray crisis. Insular conflicts can spillover, thus threatening to destabilize the region and pose a humanitarian crisis for millions. How is U.S. policy dealing with these challenges to its interests? Does the U.S. have a clearly defined strategy for the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia and its implications for the region? How can the Biden administration and other international actors work together effectively minimize regional instability? Join the NCAFP and three distinguished experts for a candid discussion of these questions and more.