Roundtable Series on U.S. Strategic African Partners

The U.S. Strategic African Partners roundtable series addresses issues of governance, corruption, insecurity and violence, national security, development and trade, and human rights in sub-Saharan Africa.

The CFR Africa program fosters discussion about how the United States can play a positive role in the region by strengthening the capacity of states to provide for their people and working with other African democracies on interests of mutual concern. The roundtables highlight the central importance of improving governance for peace, security, and development. The Africa program has a special focus on Nigeria and South Africa because of their size and strategic importance for the United States.

Meetings

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Poor Numbers: A Closer Look at Africa's Statistics

Speaker Michelle D. Gavin

U.S. Embassy - Gaborone


Presider John Campbell

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

July 8, 2014

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Meeting ⁄ New York

International Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in West Africa

Speakers William R. Brownfield

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

, Bisa Williams

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State


Presider John Campbell

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

December 2, 2013

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The Future and Challenges of Oil and Gas Production in Nigeria

Speaker Mutiu SunmonuShell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies
March 7, 2013

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Human Rights Watch on Boko Haram and the Nigerian Security Forces

Speakers Eric GuttschussNigeria Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Sarah MargonDeputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 11, 2012

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Discussion with South African Minister of Mineral Resources

Speaker Susan ShabanguMinister of Mineral Resources, Republic of South Africa
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2012

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Land Restitution Issues in South Africa

Speakers Bernadette AtuaheneVisiting Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, George MonyemangeneConsul General, South African Consulate in New York
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 27, 2012

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Post-Election Conflict Management in Nigeria: A Conversation with John Paden

Speaker John N. PadenClarence Robinson Professor of International Studies, George Mason University
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 17, 2012

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Business and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Speakers Chris Albin-LackeySenior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Eric GuttschussResearcher, Human Rights Watch
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studie, Council on Foreign Relations
February 16, 2012

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Congo's Elections

Speakers Pierre EnglebertPomona College, Herbert WeissCity University of New York, Theresa WhelanNational Intelligence Council
Presider John CampbellCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 19, 2012

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Mapping Conflict in Nigeria

Speakers Nate HakenSenior Associate, Fund for Peace, Joelle BurbankAssociate, Fund for Peace
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 1, 2011

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African Answers to Ethnic and Religious Conflict: Examples from Kenya and Nigeria

Speakers Imam Muhammed Nurayn AshafaConflict Transformation Across Cultures, Pastor James Movel WuyeConflict Transformation Across Cultures
Presider John CampbellCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2011

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Nigeria's 2011 Elections

Speaker Mourtada DemeNigeria Resident Country Director, International Republican Institute
Presider John CampbellCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 26, 2011

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Democracy in Nigeria: A Conversation with Pat Utomi

Speaker Pat UtomiReform Candidate for Nigeria's 2011 Presidential Elections, Social Democratic Mega Party
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 18, 2011

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Nigeria Watchers Roundtable

Speaker Jean HerskovitzResearch Professor of History, State University of New York at Purchase
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 27, 2011

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A Conversation with Lamido Sanusi

Speakers Sanusi Lamido SanusiGovernor, Central Bank of Africa, John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 6, 2010

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Addressing Corruption in Africa

Speaker Mallam Nuhu RibaduCenter for Global Development
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 2, 2010

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Meeting ⁄ New York, NY

Prospects for Success: Amnesty in the Niger Delta

Speaker Judith Burdin AsuniJennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace
Presider John CampbellSenior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 19, 2010

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Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

Nigeria's Plans for the Niger Delta Oil Producing Communities

Speaker Emmanuel O. EgbogahPresidential Adviser on Petroleum Matters, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 24, 2009

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Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

Strategies for Promoting Nigerian Acceptance of AFRICOM

Speakers Princeton N. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 23, 2009

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria

Speaker Farida WaziriChair, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria
Presider John CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 23, 2009 12:00–1:30 p.m.

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Stability and Security in the Horn of Africa: Observations on Eritrea and Sudan

Speakers Robert H. ReidChatham House, Edward ThomasChatham House
Presider John CampbellCouncil on Foreign Relations
Discussant Suliman BaldoInternational Center for Transitional Justice
January 20, 2009

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