The Biden administration published its long-awaited Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa in August 2022. The strategy recognizes the critical role Africa plays in world affairs, and commits the United States to promoting democracy and economic development on the continent. Ambassadors Aurelia Brazeal, June Carter Perry, and David Shinn, along with Mr. Franklin Moore, a retired USAID senior official, will join Ambassador Charles Ray, chair of FPRI’s Africa Program, for a discussion on the new US policy towards sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on what has changed and what hasn’t from past administrations, and what the strategy portends for political and economic development on the continent.
Amb. June Carter Perry - Ambassador June Carter Perry is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a retired American Ambassador ( Sierra Leone from August 27, 2007 to August 28, 2009 and Lesotho from 2004-2007).
Franklin Moore - Franklin Moore, as a career member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES), served twice as Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Africa Bureau (2012-2014 and 2008-2010).
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.