The Promise of Africa

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Featured Guests

  • Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, NPR
  • Semhar Araia, Founder and Executive Director, DAWN
  • Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, U.N. World Food Programme
  • Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund
  • William Easterly, Author, The Tyranny of Experts
  • Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative
  • Ólafur Rganar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • Amb. John Hirsch, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, SIPA
  • Mo Ibrahim, Philanthropist, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Cindy McCain, Founding Member, Eastern Congo Initiative
  • John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project
  • Gayle Smith, Senior Director, National Security Council
  • Jason Stearns, Senior Fellow, NYU
  • Linda Thoms-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. State Department