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

Roundtable 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

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Speaker:

Mutiu Sunmonu, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria
March 7, 2013

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Human Rights Watch on Boko Haram and the Nigerian Security Forces

Speakers:

Eric Guttschuss, Nigeria Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Sarah Margon, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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 Shabangu, Minister of Mineral Resources, Republic of South Africa

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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 Atuahene, Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, George Monyemangene, Consul General, South African Consulate in New York

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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. Paden, Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies, George Mason University

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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-Lackey, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Eric Guttschuss, Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studie, Council on Foreign Relations
February 16, 2012

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Congo's Elections

Speakers:

Pierre Englebert, Pomona College, Herbert Weiss, City University of New York, Theresa Whelan, National Intelligence Council

Presider:

John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
January 19, 2012

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Mapping Conflict in Nigeria

Speakers:

Nate Haken, Senior Associate, Fund for Peace, Joelle Burbank, Associate, Fund for Peace

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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 Ashafa, Conflict Transformation Across Cultures, Pastor James Movel Wuye, Conflict Transformation Across Cultures

Presider:

John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2011

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Nigeria's 2011 Elections

Speaker:

Mourtada Deme, Nigeria Resident Country Director, International Republican Institute

Presider:

John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
May 26, 2011

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Democracy in Nigeria: A Conversation with Pat Utomi

Speaker:

Pat Utomi, Reform Candidate for Nigeria's 2011 Presidential Elections, Social Democratic Mega Party

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 18, 2011

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Nigeria Watchers Roundtable

Speaker:

Jean Herskovitz, Research Professor of History, State University of New York at Purchase

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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 Sanusi, Governor, Central Bank of Africa, John Campbell, Ralph 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 Ribadu, Center for Global Development

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 2, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York, NY

Prospects for Success: Amnesty in the Niger Delta

Speaker:

Judith Burdin Asuni, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace

Presider:

John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 19, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

Nigeria's Plans for the Niger Delta Oil Producing Communities

Speaker:

Emmanuel O. Egbogah, Presidential Adviser on Petroleum Matters, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 24, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

Strategies for Promoting Nigerian Acceptance of AFRICOM

Speakers:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 23, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria

Speaker:

Farida Waziri, Chair, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria

Presider:

John Campbell, Ralph 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. Reid, Chatham House, Edward Thomas, Chatham House

Discussant:

Suliman Baldo, International Center for Transitional Justice

Presider:

John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
January 20, 2009

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