The Issue Brief Forum series promote solutions by providing strategic and critical information to policymakers, stakeholders, and Africa-focused groups. The briefs are informed by experts and practitioners in relation to timely issues affecting U.S.-Africa relations.
Past Forums have covered topics like Evaluating the Progress of Education in Africa: Different Perspectives, hosted in partnership with Georgetown University and the World Cocoa Foundation. Democracy Threatened: The Legitimacy of Elections in Africa hosted in partnership with Howard University’s Ralph Bunch International Affairs Center, where most of the forum programs are held.
Additional topics have included: “Côte d’Ivoire at Crossroads”; “The War on Terrorism: Its Impact and Implications for Africa“; “The U.S. and China: Vying for Africa’s Burgeoning Market“; “Mali: Assessing How Best to Restore Security and Stability in this West African Nation“; “The Bifurcation of the African Continent: Bridging the Divide between North and sub-Saharan Africa“; “Zimbabwe: Post Election Crisis“; “Recent Development in Liberia“; “Agriculture: Key to Africa’s Growth“; “The Dilemma of Famine and Drought: What is Africa’s Prescription for the Future“; “Promoting Youth-Inclusive Policies for Growth“
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