Wilson Center Experts
Francis A. Kornegay
Francis Kornegay is a South African permanent resident whose career spans African and international affairs engagements in both the US and South Africa. With a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in African Studies from Howard University, and a Masters in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies, Kornegay twice served as a professional staffer on the Hill where he drafted the last sanctions bill against apartheid South Africa. He also helped set up the Office of Research and Evaluation at the African Development Foundation and headed up the South African office of the African-American Institute in Johannesburg. For the past three years, Kornegay has played a major role in the annual BRICS think-tank symposium. Currently, as Senior Fellow at IGD and a former columnist for Business Day, he is widely published on a variety of African and non-African geopolitical themes.
From BRIC to BRICs: South Africa’s Emerging Power Alliances – IBSA, BRIC and BASIC.