ADVISORY: Sen. Chris Coons Joins CAP Experts to Discuss America’s Economic Engagement with Africa

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, December 18, Delaware Senator Chris Coons, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs will keynote an event at the Center for American Progress on the U.S. policy response to China’s growing footprint in Africa. Senator Coons will offer recommendations to increase America’s economic engagement in Africa and reclaim the U.S. role as the continent’s number one trading partner.

The keynote address will be followed by a panel of experts, who will discuss the current state of Chinese engagement across a variety of African nations, and what impact this growing engagement on the continent will have on the citizens of African nations and U.S. interests in Africa.


Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote Speaker:
Senator Chris Coons, D-DE

Ambassador David Shinn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University; former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso
Joshua Eisenman, Senior Fellow in China Studies, American Foreign Policy Council
Daniel Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Tom Perriello, Counselor to the Center for American Progress; President & CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund


December 18, 2012
10:00am – 11:30am


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005


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For more information please contact, Christina DiPasquale at or 202.481.8181.