In the coming years, Africa, the forgotten continent, will loom large in world affairs, significantly impacting a broad spectrum of issues. Africa Program Chair Charles A. Ray and former U.S. Assistant Secretaries of State for African Affairs, Herman J. Cohen and Jendayi Frazer, will discuss why Africa matters to the US and the world.
Herman J. Cohen - Herman J. Cohen was a member of the US Foreign Service for thirty-eight years, posted to embassies in France, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. He is now president of Cohen and Woods, an international consulting firm.
Jendayi E. Frazer - Jendayi E. Frazer is the Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution Stanford University, and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Previously she served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 2005 to 2009.
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.