For the first time in the 2016 presidential election campaign, representatives from the leading U.S. presidential campaigns from both parties will debate their candidate’s position on U.S.-Africa policy at a panel discussion Beyond the Obama Administration: What Can We Expect for Africa?”, on April 21 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Capitol Hill.
The presidential candidate representatives will lay out their candidate’s position on three main areas of U.S.-Africa policy: security, development assistance, and investment, as well as their vision for U.S. engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Carol Pineau, award-winning producer, journalist and Principal at Envision Strategy, will moderate what is expected to be a spirited and substantive policy discussion.
The panel discussion, hosted by The Africa-America Institute (AAI), is part of a daylong Conversations on Africa (COA), which will take place at B-338 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The Conversations, Looking Ahead: Setting American Policy in Africa for the Next U.S. President, offers a platform for Congressional leaders, U.S. Government officials, policy experts and members of the African Diplomatic Corps to reflect on the White House’s legacy on engagement with Africa and propose U.S.-Africa policy priorities for the next Administration.
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Representatives from the five major presidential campaign:
- Donald Trump campaign – Jeffrey “J.D.” Gordon, communications expert and foreign policy and national security expert
- Ted Cruz campaign – Michael Ledeen, Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and adviser to the Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign
- John Kasich campaign – Ambassador Herman Jay Cohen, former U. S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
- Secretary Hillary R. Clinton campaign – Michelle Gavin, diplomat and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
- Senator Bernie Sanders campaign – Wala Blegay, attorney and community activist
Moderator: Carol Pineau, award-winning producer, journalist and Principal at Envision Strategy
WHEN: April 21, 2016 – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
WHERE: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC
MORE INFO: For press credentials and more information, please contact Shanta Bryant Gyan at email, email@example.com or call 202-412-4603. Visit the Conversations on Africa Event Page for a full line up of the Conversations on Africa agenda.
**Media accreditation is required to cover the Conversations on Africa forum.
ABOUT AAI: Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management. Learn more atwww.aaionline.org.