About the Africa Program

Consistent with its mission to promote dialogue on Africa policy and African issues between the scholarly and policy making communities, the Africa Program hosts public meetings, conferences, and forums featuring heads of states and other leaders from Africa, as well as American, European, and African experts.  The African focus is on current conflict zones, such as Sudan, the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, and on overarching policy issues such as trade, governance, the development of the state capacity, information and communications technology, development, drug trafficking and regional economic integration.more


 

The Latest from the Africa Program

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Opportunities at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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Aug 01, 2014
In August 2014, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, and Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, discuss why the summit is important, what issues will be addressed, and the anticipated outcomes for broader U.S.-Africa engagement. more

Apply for Internships NOW with the Africa Program at The Wilson Center!

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Aug 01, 2014
The Wilson Center's Africa Program is looking for fall program interns to start at the end of August! If you have a passion for African development, politics, and U.S./Africa relations, we encourage you to apply today. more
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Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: From Yekaterinburg 2009 to eThekwini 2013

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August 12, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The meteoric rise of the BRICS group has led to an unprecedented increase in partnership, trade, and investment among some of the world’s most dynamic economies. Yet this increase in cooperation should not be allowed to obscure the complexities and contradictions inherent within this cohort of emerging global actors. more
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Preempting Environmental and Human Security Crises in Africa: Science-Based Planning for Climate Variability Threats

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August 20, 2014 // 10:00am1:00pm
Devastating impacts of climate variability are already being observed in Africa through increased wildfires, shrinking rivers, reduced crop yields, and other forms. These climatic changes are predicted to impact human and state security via increased resource conflict, radicalization, economic crises, and humanitarian disasters. This dialogue aims to more effectively link science-based analysis of climate variability with security planning. more

Apply Now for Social Media/Communications Internships with the Africa Program at The Wilson Center

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Jul 31, 2014
The Africa Program is seeking qualified applicants for two available Communications/Social Media internship positions in Washington, D.C. Interns will assist program staff in its outreach and communications strategies, social media and web management, and event planning. more

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