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Africa: Facts, Fiction, and Reality. Why does it matter to the US?


February 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm


Union Club

1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Africa:  Facts, Fiction, and Reality.  Why does it matter to the United States with Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the Union Club

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5

The 2019-2020 Cleveland Council on World Affairs Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.

Please note this Forum is now on February 4, 2020. It was previously scheduled for March of 2020.

Africa’s economic and political landscape is rapidly changing, and 7 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world are now found in sub-Saharan Africa. Overall, Africa is a continent of great opportunity, but it faces unique and difficult challenges, including extreme poverty and high rates of terrorism and insurgency. Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs as we host a Foreign Policy Forum with Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield for a discussion of Africa’s future and it’s importance for U.S. security and economic interests. Why should Africa be a priority for U.S. policymakers?

Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield (ret.) is a former American diplomat who served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs from 2013 to 2017. She is currently Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington, D.C.

5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM Program begins
6:45 PM Q&A
7:15 PM Program concludes

For details and to register please visit: https://www.ccwa.org/events/africa-facts-fiction-and-reality-why-does-it-matter-to-the-united-states/