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As a continuation of our African Conversations Series, the Africa Center invites you to a discussion on US-Africa policy, featuring Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook.

The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Cook embodies the diversity and vibrance that US-Africa policy can represent and will articulate the vision of the administration’s Africa policy in its early days, while responding to pan-African topics of leadership, democracy, human rights, entrepreneurship, and the creative industries, among others.

This series also serves to introduce the Africa Center’s new team and vision under Director Ambassador Rama Yade, building on Africa Day conversations that featured Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Dana L. Banks.


Ms. Akunna Cook

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
US Department of State

In conversation with

With opening remarks by

Amb. Mary Carlin Yates

Board Director
Atlantic Council

This event will not feature an in-person audience. You will be able to join via desktop or mobile app, through your web browser, or by phone. To join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web.

Register below for details on joining the virtual audience.

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.