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As a post-COVID-19 world emerges and the new US administration sets its foreign policy agenda, Africa stands as a land of opportunity. At the Africa Center, we are inspired by Africa’s prospects. Africa is the oldest continent, yet the youngest in age and soon to be largest by population. It is home to the fastest growing economies, the largest free trade area, and the biggest digital revolution. Above all, Africa is a strategic continent, and no global challenge can be solved without this generation of Africans.  

In celebration of Africa Day, which marks the founding of the African Union, and to introduce the new Africa Center team and vision under Director Ambassador Rama Yade, the Atlantic Council is launching its African Conversations Series. The series aims to shine a light on high-profile US officials’ connections to the continent and engagement with Africa policy.

Join the Africa Center for signature, intimate conversations as we engage officials across the Center’s key pillars of work: rule of law, African prosperity, the creative and cultural industries, and multilateralism.

Agenda

LIVE 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

A Conversation with Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana L. Banks

Featuring

The Hon. Dana L. Banks

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa
National Security Council

With remarks from

James L. Jones, Jr.

Executive Chairman Emeritus

H.E. Hilda Suka-Mafudze

Ambassador of the African Union to the United States

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

An #ACFrontPage event

An AC Front Page conversation with US Representative to the United Nations Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Pre-recorded on May 19, 2021

Featuring

The Hon. Linda Thomas-Greenfield

US Representative to the United Nations

With remarks from

All in conversation with

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Meet the Africa Center

The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.