Ambassador Johnnie Carson
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A New Beginning: U.S. Policy in Africa
A Center for American Progress Conversation with Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
The Obama administration has made a strong commitment to making Africa a priority in U.S. foreign policy. From President Obama's trips and speeches in Cairo and Ghana to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's August 2009 trip to Africa, the president and secretary of state have emphasized that progress in Africa requires partnerships built on shared responsibility. This is the earliest in any U.S. administration that both the president and the secretary of state have visited Africa.
In Africa, the Obama administration has been working to encourage new solutions to old challenges. Join us for a discussion on ways that we can work with the international community to foster good regional governance, prevent conflict and violence, and provide a foundation for future stability, human development, and sustainable economic growth.