Africa matters to the United States and to its friends and allies for reasons ranging from its strategic geographic position to the threats posed by radicalization and violence to the vast economic opportunities and resources it offers. While the international community is currently focusing on crises in the Ukraine, Syria, and elsewhere, the security challenges in Africa also deserve much greater attention.  


  -  International Center for Terrorism Studies, at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

  -  Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, at the International Law Institute

  - International Judicial Academy

  -  Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law


Opening Remarks:  

Professor Don Wallace Jr.,  Chairman, International Law Institute, 


Professor Yonah Alexander,  Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies,


Ambassador (ret.) Al Maamoun Baba Lamine Keita,  Former Ambassador of the Republic of Mali

Ambassador Maowia Khalid,  Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan

Ambassador Jean Kamau,  Interim Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya

Commentator:   Professor Christos Kyrou,  Research Director, Center for International Relations



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