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U.S. Military Involvement in Africa
August 6, 2009 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Since its establishment in October 2008, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has caused debate about the role United States military should play on the continent. Africa is growing in strategic importance, especially in its provision of vital resources and its role as an ally in the “global war on terror.” As the Obama administration seeks to redefine U.S. foreign policy in Africa, it is a critical time to reevaluate the extent of U.S. military engagement on the continent.
Please come and share in this great opportunity to engage experts on this issue and also learn how students and interns can help shape policy.
- Daniel Volman, Director of the African Security Research Project in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in African history from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1991.
- Maurice Carney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo. He is an independent entrepreneur and human rights activist who has fought with the Congolese for over a decade to bring about positive change in the heart of Africa.
- Nii Akuetteh, Independent Africa policy analyst and researcher. He is the former Executive Director of Africa Action.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Africa Faith and Justice Network, and Africa Action.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Alyssa@ips-dc.org.