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2021 International Lecture Series
US Foreign Policy and Global Leadership
12 lectures by leading national & local experts
May 7 – 3pm – by Judd Devermont, Director, Africa Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). What is the future of U.S. engagement in sub-Saharan Africa? CSIS Africa Program Director Judd Devermont will share his perspective on the defining factors of U.S. foreign policy in the region. He will cover the historical contours of U.S. policy, identifying points of continuity and change under the Biden Administration. Mr. Devermont will also discuss how a new division of responsibilities with global allies and regional powers can be envisioned and what the major lines of cooperation on the continent look like in the coming year. He will conclude with some thoughts on opportunities to strengthen ties between the United States and African partners.
May 21, 3:00 pm – Join us for a talk by Robert Hitchcock and Marina Oborotova about opposition leaders & protest movements in South Africa and Russia followed by discussion and Q & A.
June 11, 2021, 3:00 pm – Marta Dyczok, PhD, University of Western Ontario, Toronto
June 25, 3 pm – Eddie Aldrete, Senior VP at IBC Bank
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