Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I will be making a presentation at tomorrow's launch for the book "U.S. Africa Policy beyond the Bush Years: Critical Challenges for the Obama Administration," edited by Jennifer Cooke and J. Stephen Morrison. I am a contributor to the book, along with Joel Barkan, William Bellamy, Timothy Carney, Chester Crocker, Michelle Gavin, David Goldwyn, Princeton Lyman, and Phillip Nieburg. Below are some more details about the program tomorrow, which is sponsored by the CSIS Africa Program, and which will be at the Basement Level Conference Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (map). Opening remarks by Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, U.S. Department of State 5 - 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Opening Remarks and Roundtable Discussion with Chapter Authors A new report from the CSIS Africa Program offers a comprehensive assessment of U.S. Africa policy during the Bush years and provides recommendations in several key areas to the new Obama administration. At the event, a cocktail reception will be held to honor U.S. Africa policymakers from the previous and current administrations. The reception will be followed by a roundtable discussion with contributors to the report on how Africa will compete as a U.S. foreign policy priority in this current era. Copies of the publication will be on-hand for distribution. Please RSVP to the CSIS Africa Program at Africa@csis.org to attend.