aaiAs the U.S. presidential election heats up, The Africa-America Institute will host a Conversation on Africa:”Looking Ahead: Setting American Policy for the Next U.S. President”. The Conversation offers a platform for elected officials, Africa policy experts, presidential candidate advisors, and the African diplomatic community to discuss and propose U.S.-Africa policy for the new Administration.


April 21, 2016
8:30AM – 3:00PM
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC

The Conversation sessions will include:

“Africa: What Should Be the Remaining Priorities for the 114th Congress?”
“Reflections: The Obama Administration’s Approach to Promoting Education in Africa”
“Beyond the Obama Administration: What Can We Expect for Africa?” with representatives of top U.S. presidential candidates
Policy Luncheon: “Identifying Best Practices for U.S. Engagement in Africa”


Fireside Chat with The Honorable Reuben E. Brigety II, Dean, Elliot School of International Relations, George Washington University

Confirmed Participants, to date:

Gregory Simpkins, Majority Staff Director, House Subcommittee on Africa
Witney Schneidman, Senior Nonresident Fellow, The Brookings Institute
Julie Hanson Swanson, Deputy Chief, Education Division, Bureau of Africa, USAID
Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwanda Ambassador to the United States
The Honorable Pamela E. Bridgewater, CEO and Chair of the Board, The Africa Society
The Honorable Vivian Lowery Derryck, President & CEO, The Bridges Institute
Carol Pineau, Producer, Writer, Director and Journalist

Follow the discussion at #AAICOA @AAIAfrica


For more information, please contact:

The Africa-America Institute

phone: 212-949-5666

email: aainy@aaionline.org

The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a U.S.-based organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity in Africa through education, training and dialogue. To learn more, please visit www.aaionline.org.

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