Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The US-Africa Leaders Summit: One Year Later

The US-Africa Leaders Summit: One Year Later

January 11, 2024 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Africa Program

About the Event

In December 2022, the US-Africa Leaders Summit was held in Washington, D.C.   Attended by representatives from forty-nine African countries and the African Union, it was focused on deepening and expanding the US-Africa partnership and giving voice to Africans in meeting current global challenges.

Just over one year since this ground-breaking meeting, three noted African scholars, Professor Krista Johnson of Howard University, Joshua Meservey of the Hudson Institute, and Michael Walsh, a senior fellow in FPRI’s Africa Program, join Africa Program Chair Charles Ray to discuss the progress, if any, on implementing the program outlined in the summit.

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Horace Campbell

Horace Campbell - Professor Horace G. Campbell holds a joint Professorship in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University. Professor Campbell has published widely.  

Professor Krista Johnson

Professor Krista Johnson - Krista Johnson is Professor and Director of the Center for African Studies at Howard University.

Joshua Meservey

Joshua Meservey - Joshua Meservey is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where he focuses on great power competition in Africa, African geopolitics, and counterterrorism.

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh - Michael Walsh is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Africa Program.

Charles A. Ray

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. ; Moderator