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The Future of U.S.-Africa Relations: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Tibor Nagy
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The Future of U.S.-Africa Relations: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Tibor Nagy

Hudson Institute will host Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy for a discussion on the future of U.S.-Africa relations. Ambassador Nagy will offer keynote remarks on the Trump administration’s new Africa Strategy, which seeks to advance prosperity, security, and stability on a continent projected to double in population by 2050, with the majority under the age of 25. The ambassador will then join Hudson President Ken Weinstein for a one-on-one discussion on the complex nature of U.S. engagement with Africa and the challenges and opportunities ahead for U.S.-Africa relations. The event will conclude with a panel moderated by Hudson Fellow Blaise Misztal. Panelists will focus on the intersection of political change and geopolitical competition in Africa.

Ambassador Nagy has had a distinguished career of public service. He previously served as Ambassador to Ethiopia (1999-2002) and Guinea (1996-1999), and as Deputy Chief of Mission to Nigeria (1993-1995), Cameroon (1990-1993), and Togo (1987-1990). The ambassador also served in Zambia and the Seychelles. During his tenure at the State Department, Ambassador Nagy received numerous awards in recognition of his humanitarian and diplomatic efforts. After his retirement from the Foreign Service, he became Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University (2003-2018) until his appointment as Assistant Secretary for African Affairs.

NOTE: The first half of the event is under Chatham House Rule. The second half is open press. All members of the media should RSVP to [email protected]

Speakers

Mvemba Dizolele

Senior Advisor, International Republican Institute

Blaise Misztal

Fellow, Hudson Institute

Ambassador Rama Yade

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Joshua Meservey

Senior Policy Analyst, Africa and the Middle East, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation

Tibor Nagy

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ken Weinstein

President and CEO, Hudson Institute

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