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Panel Discussion: The Future of U.S. Military Involvement in Africa: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 1, 2009 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The United States Military Command for Africa (AFRICOM) officially began one year ago. This new command has been active in its first year training troops throughout the continent, providing supplies, and even building schools. AFRICOM has both raised great support and harsh criticism throughout Africa and in the United States.


  • Ambassador William J. Garvelink, US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Prosper Bunzigiye, Congolese Human Rights Activist
  • Lauren Ploch, Congressional Research Services
  • Moderated by Emira Woods, Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies

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This event is co-sponsored by SAIS African Studies and the Institute for Policy Studies.


October 1, 2009
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC United States
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