Africa Braintrust 2017: Renewing Our Commitment And Engagement With Africa At Walter E. Washington Convention Center On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Africa Braintrust 2017: Renewing our Commitment and Engagement with Africa at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Africa Braintrust 2017: Renewing our Commitment and Engagement with Africa at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Summary:

U.S. policy toward Africa is at a crossroads. An Assistant Secretary for African Affairs has yet to be appointed and the budget put forward by the White House has called for deep cuts to the Department of State and USAID. Many across Africa are asking if this signals a shift away from Africa. Given the long history of US-Africa relations, this is a good time to illustrate our continuing commitment to engaging with African nations. The Seventh Annual Africa Braintrust will explore the various ways the United States can renew our commitment and engagement across Africa via panels, issue-specific discussions and featured speakers by noted African and Diaspora academics, members of civil society, and members of the private sector who are each experts in their respective fields.

Issue Focuses:

  • Security and Insecurity
  • Encouraging prosperity across Africa
  • Ways to partner with African nations

Keynote Speakers and Panelists to follow.

Summary
Event
Africa Braintrust 2017: Renewing our Commitment and Engagement with Africa at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Location
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest Room 207 B, Washington, DC 20001,Washington,DC-20001
Starting on
2017-09-22
Ending on
2017-09-22
Description
Summary: U.S. policy toward Africa is at a crossroads. An Assistant Secretary for African Affairs has yet to be appointed and the budget put forward by the White House has called for deep cuts to the Department of State and USAID. Many across Africa are asking if this signals a shift away from Africa. Given the long history of US-Africa relations, this is a good time to illustrate our continuing commitment to engaging with African nations. The Seventh Annual Africa Braintrust will explore the various ways the United States can renew our commitment and engagement across Africa via panels, issue-specific discussions and featured speakers by noted African and Diaspora academics, members of civil society, and members of the private sector who are each experts in their respective fields. Issue Focuses: Security and Insecurity Encouraging prosperity across Africa Ways to partner with African nations Keynote Speakers and Panelists to follow.
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