Transatlantic Perspectives and Africa’s Great Chance
A report launch and discussion with:
Senior Fellow, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security,
The Honorable Constance Berry Newman
Former Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, US Department of State
Former Assistant Administrator for Africa, US Agency for International Development;
Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council
The Honorable Robert Thompson
Former Assistant Secretary for Economics, US Department of Agriculture;
Visiting Scholar, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
J. Peter Pham
Director, Africa Center
The African continent is an important example of this nexus. As population and urbanization rates continue to rise, demands for food, water, and energy will obviously intensify. But policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic appear unprepared for the approaching social, political, and economic conflicts over this nexus.
A new study, authored by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Peter Engelke, explores these relationships between food, water, and energy resources and how they shape our world and its future. The report looks specifically at the dangers of failing to tackle the challenges of this nexus in Africa, and the vast potential gains from doing so effectively.
This initiative is generously supported by the OCP Group S.A.
DATE: Monday, December 15, 2014
TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Atlantic Council
1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
A holiday reception will immediately follow the event.
This event is on-the-record and open for press coverage; members of the media should contact press@AtlanticCouncil.org to register.