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Carl Levan and Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Photography by Jeff Watts

On October 2nd, 2014, Comparative and Regional Studies hosted Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, head of the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State. University Professor Jim Mittelman welcomed the Assistant Secretary to campus and Professor Carl LeVan moderated the discussion.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield spoke regarding the future of US foreign assistance to Africa, especially in light of the developments announced at the African Leaders Summit earlier this year. She emphasized the United States' commitment to development and democratic institutions in the region, through such initiatives as Power Africa.  

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield also discussed the future of Foreign Service involvement in Africa. In particular, she stressed the need for an inclusive diplomatic corps that reflects the diversity of the United States. 

View photos from the event on the Comparative and Regional Studies Facebook page or stream the event video here.

Recent CRS Publications

Dictators and Democracy in African Development by Carl LeVan

Carl LeVan

Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria

(Cambridge University Press, 2014)

The End of American World Order by Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya

The End of American World Order

(Polity, 2014)

Police Power and Race Riots by Cathy Schneider

Cathy Lisa Schneider

Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York

(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)


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