Africa Experts

Founder of Celebrating Progress Africa
Lead ICT Policy Specialist at InfoDev, a program within the World Bank
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa
Francis Kornegay, a native of Detroit, Michigan is a permanent resident in South Africa. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Dialogue, University of South Africa. One of South Africa’s renown students of global geopolitical and strategic trends, Kornegay is a long-term analyst of global South and emerging power dynamics and US foreign policy. As such, he recently produced...
Former Senior Vice President, American Electronics Association
William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.  For the past three years he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States.  It is expected that a draft of the book will be completed in early 2012.In addition to his...
Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
Independent Journalist
Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
Former Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.
As a Foreign Service Officer from 1970-80, McDonald served as Political Officer in the U.S. Embassies in Uganda and South Africa and as the Desk Officer for Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe. He also was support staff for negotiated settlements in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and Namibia in the late-1970s and did conflict resolution work in Northern Ireland and Burundi.From...
Program Officer, Ghana Center for Democratic Development
Former Senior US Diplomat and Specialist in South Asia and West Africa. Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2001); Ambassador to Bangladesh (1990-93); Chief of Mission in Liberia (1995-98); Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1985-90)
William B. Milam is a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Although his research and publications while at the Wilson Center have concentrated on South Asia, his current research focuses on Liberia and the efforts of this former failed state to balance political and economic reconstruction with justice and reconciliation.Before joining the Wilson Center, he was a...

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