The legacy of 9/11, which marked its twentieth anniversary last month, has been far-reaching. FPRI’s Africa Program and the African Center for the Study of the United States at the University of the Witwatersrand have assembled an expert panel to discuss African perspectives on U.S.-Africa relations since 9/11, including the impact on Africa’s security policies, the militarization of U.S. aid to African countries in recent years, and whether Africa may become the next frontier for the U.S. War on Terror.
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Samia Chabouni - Samia Chabouni holds a doctorate in political science and international relations (University of Algiers III-LAM-IEP-Bordeaux). She is currently a lecturer B, at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, at the University of Jijel (Algeria). She is also a researcher member at Thinking Africa.
Tshepo Gwatiwa - Tshepo Gwatiwa, PhD is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a Research Associate, leading the Diplomacy, Defence, and Security program, at the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Omar S. Mahmood - Omar Mahmood is a Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group (ICG). He closely follows political and security developments in Somalia, including focusing on Al-Shabaab. Previously, he worked as a senior researcher focusing on the Horn of Africa for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Addis Ababa, and as a international consultant covering Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin.
Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.