The Africa Center brings together leading African experts in Washington for a conversation examining Africa’s growing role on the geopolitical landscape, its increased agency in impacting global events, and the future of US-Africa relations in light of these advances. This event took place against the backdrop of South Africa playing host to the BRICS Summit and the 2023 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum and on the doorstep of the United Nations General Assembly Meetings in September in New York.
From the war in Ukraine to recent events in Niger, attention to the continent is only growing. Given the recent Russia-Africa Summit, and last year’s US-Africa Leaders Summit, it is clear that African nations are playing an ever-increasing role in global affairs. What does this mean for the continent? And what role will Africa play in addressing a myriad of global challenges ranging from international financial infrastructure reform to climate change and food security?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 08/23/2023