Event Details

The Africa Braintrust is hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. This year, the event will focus on a contemporary exploration of diversity on the continent.

2018 Africa Braintrust Speaker:

Tibor Nagy - Newly-Appointed Under Secretary of State for African Affairs

2018 Africa Braintrust Panel Topics:

1) Contradictions: Society and Governance

  • Moderator: Constance Newman - Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Farha Tahir - Program Officer, The National Endowment for Democracy
  • Somik Lall - Economist, World Bank Group
  • Dr. Marc Sommers - Independent International Consultant

2) Opportunities: Doing Business in Africa

  • Moderator: C.D. Glin - President and CEO, US African Development Foundation
  • Dr. Landry Signe - David M. Rubenstein Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Enoh T. Ebong - Deputy Director, US Trade and Development Agency
  • Rahama Wright - Founder and CEO, Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty

3) Engagement: Africa in the Global World

  • Moderator: Ambassador Reuben Brigety - Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Dr. Anita Plummer – Assistant Professor, Howard University
  • Dr. EJ Hogendoorn - Africa Deputy Program Director, International Crisis Group
  • Paul Stronski - Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Ambassador Liberata Mulamula - Associate Director, Institute for African Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • When: Fri Sep. 14
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Address: 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20001

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