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Public Briefing: Obama, Ghana, and U.S.-Africa Policy

July 8, 2009 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

As President Obama heads to Ghana for an historic visit, leading Africa advocacy organizations urge a new U.S. engagement with Africa based on mutual interests and mutual respect.

The Institute for Policy Studies and allied organizations will host a public briefing and press conference covering proposals for a bold transformation of U.S. Africa policy. Issues covered include peace and security, trade and development, agriculture, HIV/AIDS and health.


  • Bishop Akolgo, Integrated Social Development Ghana (ISODEC)
  • Charles Abugre, Christian Aid
  • Nii Akuetteh, Africa Analyst, former Executive Director of Africa Action
  • Dan Volman, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
  • Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety
  • Matthew Kavanagh, Health GAP (Global Access Project)

Moderator: Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus.

Light refreshments will be served. Please call (202) 234-9382×232 to RSVP or for more information.

Event cosponsors include Africa Action, TransAfrica Forum, African Faith and Justice network, American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Service Committee, Africa Security Research Institute, Health GAP, Global Aids Alliance, Friends of the Congo, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, Jubilee USA, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, African Alliance for the 21st Century, African Network for African Development, Third World Networks-Africa, Integrated Social Development Ghana (ISODEC), and


July 8, 2009
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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