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November 30, 2012
2:30 pm to 4:15 pm


Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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The 2012 Elections and Their Implications for U.S.-Africa Policy

Foreign Policy In Focus Director Emira Woods will speak at the African Studies Association Conference Plenary Session.

The 2008 election of Barack Obama aAfrica on a globes the first African-American President of the United States generated a great deal of euphoria and hope among Africans, African-Americans, and Africanists. Many believed that the new administration would prioritize U.S. policy towards Africa. However, a presidential term later that has failed to be a reality.

Join IPS’ Emira Woods at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association as she addresses the implications of the 2012 United States presidential elections on a panel discussion about what this will mean for U.S.-Africa Policy moving forward.

Full Panel:

  • Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies
  • Chair: Elizabeth Schmidt, Loyola University Maryland 
  • Abdi Samatar, University of Minnesota 
  • Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 
  • Muadi Mukenge, Global Fund for Women 
  • Paul Zeleza, Loyola Marymount University

Get more information and register here.