Wednesday, September 30, 2009

US Ambassador to Congo to Discuss AFRICOM

SAIS African Studies and the Institute for Policy Studies
The Future of US Military Involvement in Africa
The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States Military Command for Africa (AFRICOM) officially began one year ago. This new command has been active in its first year training troops throughout the continent, providing supplies, and even building schools. AFRICOM has both raised great support and harsh criticism throughout Africa and in the United States. Please join us in a critical discussion of the future of United States military involvement in Africa by examining the case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ambassador William J. Garvelink, US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Prosper Bunzigiye, Congolese Human Rights Activist
Lauren Ploch, Congressional Research Services

Moderated by Emira Woods, Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies

Thursday, October 1, 2009 12:30-2:00 PM Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Alyssa (

Read (PDF) the Congolese International Congress Analysis on AFRICOM.

Remember to join us for Congo Week (October 18 - 24) -


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