Why Africa Matters - Africa's Place in a World Adrift

Kate Almquist Knopf testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 20, 2016.

Kate Almquist Knopf

Starts:  11/29/2016  5:30 PM
Ends: 11/29/2016 7:00 PM
Location: Kotzen

Fall 2016 Warburg Lecture

Kate Almquist Knopf, Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), Washington D.C.

For more than a decade, economic growth soared, conflicts eased, and poverty and disease receded across much of Africa. Over the past few years, however, these positive trends have reversed in parts of Africa.

Join us for discussion of American perceptions of Africa, and why Africa matters, or should matter, to the United States.

Prior to assuming leadership of ACSS, Kate Almquist Knopf held positions as a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID Sudan mission director, and senior policy adviser and special assistant to the Administrator of USAID.

Image: Knopf testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 20, 2016.