ILRF and IPS are excited to welcome Edwin Cisco, Vice-President of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL), to discuss the rapid expansion of palm oil and FAWUL’s efforts to engage and organize palm oil plantation workers in Liberia.
IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus joins a diverse U.S. based activist coalition focusing on Africa in calling on U.S. leaders to cease their support and empowerment of brutal dictators across Africa.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
Hear ActionAid Uganda’s Executive Director,Arthur Larok speak about “Fighting corruption and advocating for public investment in communities.”
FPIF Co-Director Emira Woods will be a featured speaker at the University of Delaware “Global Agenda 2014” Speakers Series. Opening up the series, Emira will speak on “Global Demands, Regional Responses”. Her Keynote address will be on “Africa in the 21st Century”
A cocktail event to begin IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus partnership with a tech company that has a progressive, Pan-Africanist, social change agenda.
Institute for Policy Studies and Howard University’s African Studies Department are honored to sponsor the D.C. book launch of Gbagba by Robtel Neajai Pailey exploring issues of integrity, accountability, and corruption through a beautifully illustrated children’s narrative.
IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus project is pleased to join Busboys & Poets and Friends of the Congo for this reading and signing by author Michael Deibert.
Attend this debrief on what lies ahead in the wake of the 2012 coup d’etat, presented by Mali Watch, IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus invite you to.
A weekly roundup of what IPS personalities are talking about.
Emira Woods discusses the substance and symbolism of President Obama’s trip to Africa on PBS NewsHour.
Emira Woods urges the Obama administration to move away from policies that favor the extraction of African resources and the militarization of the continent.
An open statement by the Africa Advocacy Network is critical of the Obama Administration’s policy toward Africa and calls for a new approach to trade and investment, militarization, agriculture and land policy, and more in the region.
Africa Policy Leaders Demand a New Direction in President Obama’s Policy toward the African Continent
As President Obama plans trip to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, a press conference at the National Press Club will give voice to those calling for change in his Africa policy.
Join IPS’ A Foreign Policy In Focus for this brown bag discussion commemorating of African Liberation Day. LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE.