Africa and the US: past, present and future
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
£10, free for RAS members
This event will be live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook. The link for the Zoom webinar will be sent to all those that have registered via Eventbrite 2 hours before the stated start time.
Ambassador Johnnie Carson currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace and also as a Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group. Ambassador Carson is a former career diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the first administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. In a career that has spanned over forty years, Ambassador Carson has held ambassadorships in three countries: Kenya (1999-2003), Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and Uganda (1991-1994). Earlier in his career, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Deputy Chief of Mission in Maputo, Mozambique and in Gaborone, Botswana. He has also held assignments at the U.S. embassies in Lisbon, Portugal; London, England; and Lagos, Nigeria. Ambassador Carson earned his B.A. from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and an M.A. Degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Ambassador Carson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board Member of American Academy of Diplomacy and the National Democratic Institute. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of Afrobarometer.
Tickets: £10 – Non-Royal African Society members
£5 Non-members concession
Free for Royal African Society members
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