Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: America’s Relationship with Africa in a New Era
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: America’s Relationship with Africa in a New Era

Washington, D.C. — A recent article in The New York Times suggested that the U.S. Department of Defense would play an increasingly influential role in setting U.S. relations with Africa at a time when many senior positions at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development remain unfilled. Meanwhile, three famines loom on the continent, each driven in some part by conflict. On Thursday, July 13, the Center for American Progress will host a panel to discuss the future of U.S.-Africa relations in the age of President Donald Trump—and what this means for the economic, political, and human rights concerns from the perspective of both regions.

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Introductory remarks:
Sen. Tom Daschle, founder and CEO, The Daschle Group; board of directors chair, Center for American Progress

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, former U.S. representative to the African Union; current dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Richard Leach, president and CEO, World Food Program USA
Gayle Smith, former USAID administrator; current president and CEO, ONE Campaign

John Norris, executive director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative, Center for American Progress


Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.


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For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at or 202.478.6331.