U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. booksAfter the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Terrorists groups plaguing Nigeria and other countries on the continent add yet another level of complexity to our relationship with the various African governments. How should the U.S. respond? Be sure to read Topic #5 and weigh in with your opinion.

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Place: Fellowship Hall

Faith Presbyterian Church

5000 Colfax Avenue, Valley Village

(intersection of Colfax & Addison)

RSVP: Regrets only by June 22nd, to Ginny Hatfield 818-970-4577 or

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