Ambassador Johnnie Carson delivers the Royal African Society’s 2020 Annual Lecture
Ambassador Carson is one of America’s most distinguished diplomats, devoting the bulk of his career in both Washington and Africa to relations with the continent. He provides an overview of relations between the United States and Africa, drawing on his long experience at the heart of State Department policy-making, culminating in his time as Assistant Secretary for Africa under President Obama.
He explores how the US’s African-American heritage impacts those relations, and how the Black Lives Matter movement in particular has influenced the situation over the past year. Following the US elections, he looks forward to how things might evolve under the new Administration.
This event was hosted by Zeinab Badawi, Chair of the Royal African Society.