China has become a major multidimensional presence on the African continent with multiple objectives, primarily in the economic, multilateral, and security domains. Three experts discuss the implications of Chinese presence in Africa from a US perspective and look at US Africa policy regarding this presence. Ambassador (retired) David Shinn, former US ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Amy Holman, from the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs; and Professor Carla Jones, a Templeton Fellow in FPRI's Africa Program and associate professor in management, marketing, and information science at Sam Houston State University will join FPRI's Africa Program Director, Ambassador (retired) Charles Ray in this important discussion.
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Amy Holman - Amy Holman, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, began her assignment as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs in November 2021.
Carla D. Jones - Carla D. Jones was a 2022 Templeton Fellow in FPRI’s Africa Program and an Associate Professor in the Management, Marketing & IS department of the College of Business at Sam Houston State University.
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 US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.