The 2008 election of Barack Obama as 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.
- 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
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