International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the critiques of Gayle Smith, President Obama’s nominee to become the next USAID Administrator:

“Undoubtedly there will be some who disagree [with Smith]. We’ve had our disagreements,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, who has known Smith for many years. “But I’d be the first to say she’s got every right to her opinions because they’re grounded on a rich experience on the ground and in government.”

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