Links to Videos, Articles, Plenary Highlights of 2012 Senior Leaders Seminar

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 07/06/2012

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Beginning just days after the Obama Administration released the new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) conducted its two-week Senior Leader Seminar from June 18-29, 2012. The flagship program provided a forum for approximately 70 senior-level military officers and civilian officials from Africa, the United States, and Europe, as well as representatives from international and regional organizations, to review and analyze the evolving African security environment and to discuss strategies for addressing challenges and enhancing Africa’s security.

Below are links to videos, articles, and plenary highlights from the public portion of the presentations conducted by senior U.S. and African leaders. Academic discussions at the Africa Center are conducted under a strict policy of non-attribution to allow free and open sharing of ideas. However, speakers agreed to allow portions of their presentations to appear on the record in order to promote broader awareness of the issues.

The Senior Leaders Seminar has taken place annually since the Africa Center was established in 1999. Featured speakers included: Amanda J. Dory, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Dr. Reuben Brigety II, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Affairs; General Carter F. Ham, Commander of U.S. Africa Command; and the Honorable Brownie Samukai, Minister of Defense for Liberia.

Following are links to highlights of the 2012 Senior Leaders Seminar: