Confronting the History of U.S.-Africa Policy

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The last 70 years of U.S.-Africa policy is underscored by a bipartisan legacy of continuity. How can it evolve to meet new challenges and realities? Ambassador Hank Cohen (Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs), Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt (Loyola University Maryland), and Dr. Adebayo Oyebade (Tennessee State University) join Judd Devermont for a lively discussion on the past, present, and future of U.S. policy toward Africa. Guests also discuss the implications of President Ouattara's candidacy for a third term in Côte d'Ivoire and Nashville's historic African diaspora.

Background Reading:

Under the Radar: Summer Edition - Judd Devermont and Ryan Cummings
Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror - Elizabeth Schmidt
Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the War on Terror - Elizabeth Schmidt
US Foreign Policy in Africa and the 21st Century - Adebayo Oyebade 
US Policy Toward Africa: 8 Decades of Realpolitik - Hank Cohen
A New U.S. Policy Framework for the African Century - Judd Devermont