November 19-20, 2019
Welcome Remarks and Introductions
- Dr. Joe Siegle
- Dr. Shannon Smith
Session 1: U.S. National Security Structures and the Making of Foreign Policy
- Amb. Reuben E. Brigety
- Mr. Sam LaHood
- Mark F. Cancian, et al., “Formulating National Security Strategy: Past Experience and Future Choices,” Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), October 6, 2017.
- United States Government, The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, December 18, 2017.
- United States Government, Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America.
- Mara Karlin, “How to Read the 2018 National Defense Strategy,” Brookings Institution, January 21, 2018.
- Center for Global Development, “Foreign Assistance Agency Brief: United States Agency for International Development,” March 22, 2017.
Session 2: Departments of State and Defense: U.S. Africa Policy
- Deputy Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Fitzsimmons
- Mr. Ron Meyers
- Remarks by National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton on the Trump Administration’s New Africa Strategy, Issued on: December 13, 2018.
- Congressional Research Service, “Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Issues, Challenges, and U.S. Responses,” March 2017.
- Marian L. Lawson and Emily M. Morgenstern, “Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy,” Updated April 16, 2019.
- Ploch, Lauren, “Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa,” Congressional Research Service (CRS), July 22, 2011.
- John Vandiver, “AFRICOM at 10: Training Partners Is Still the Focus, but the Fight Has Grown,” Stars and Stripes, October 12, 2017.
- Dr. Michelle S. Atchison, “Department of Defense (DOD) Primer for Researchers,” September 2013.
- CATO Institute, “U.S. Policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa,” CATO Handbook for Policymakers, February 16, 2017.
- John Norris and Carolyn Kenney, “From Threat to Opportunity: Rethinking U.S. Relations in Africa,” Center for American Progress, June 19, 2018.
Session 3: Role of the U.S. Congress
- Mr. John Tomaszewski
- Ms. Heather Flynn
- Ms. Chidi Blyden
- Jonathan Masters, “U.S. Foreign Policy Powers: Congress and the President,” Council on Foreign Relations, March 2, 2017.
- Toni Johnson, “Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy,” Council on Foreign Relations, January 24, 2013.
- Curt Tarnoff and Marian Lawson, “Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy,” p. 6, Congressional Research Service, June 17, 2016.
- Elaine Halchin and Frederick M. Kaiser, “Congressional Oversight,” Congressional Research Service, October 17, 2012.
- Todd Garvey and Daniel J. Sheffner, “Congress’s Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies,” Congressional Research Service, Updated December 19, 2018.
- Kathleen H. Hicks, Louis Lauter, and Colin Mcelhinny, Beyond the Water’s Edge: Measuring the Internationalism of Congress, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 26, 2018.
- Kellie Moss and Jennifer Kates, “The U.S. Congress and Global Health: A Primer,” Kaiser Family Foundation, February 20, 2019.
- Matthew C. Weed, “A New Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals,” Congressional Research Service, February 21, 2017.
Session 4: U.S. Security and Development Programs and Partnerships
- Mr. Mike Bittrick
- Ms. Karen O’Donnell VanderGoot
- Defense Security Cooperation Agency, “Learn More about Security Assistance.”
- The Security Assistance Monitor.
- Tina S. Kaidanow, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, “Managing Security Assistance to Support Foreign Policy,” Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, September 26, 2017.
- Puneet Talwar, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, “Security Assistance to Africa,” Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, June 4, 2015.
- Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Congressional Research Service, “U.S. Security Assistance in Africa,” Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, June 4, 2015.
- Emily M. Morgenstern et al., “Transformation at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),” June 19, 2019.
Session 5: Security and Development: NGO Perspectives
- Ms. Jenny Marron
- Mr. Richmond Blake
- U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, “Fact Sheet: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the United States,” January 20, 2017.
- Pew Research Center, “Conflicting Partisan Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy: Terrorism, Protecting U.S. Jobs Top the Public’s Agenda,” November 29, 2018.
- Kaiser Family Foundation, “The U.S. Government and Global Health,” Jul 30, 2019.
Session 6: Spotlight on Trafficking in Persons: From Proposed Legislation to Policy Today
- Ms. Suo Desiree Weymont
- Mr. Michael Weber
- Liana Rosen and Michael Weber, Congressional Research Service, “Human Trafficking and Foreign Policy: An Introduction,” Updated January 7, 2019.
- Liana W. Rosen, “Trafficking in Persons and U.S. Foreign Policy Responses in the 114th Congress,” Congressional Research Service, August 5, 2016.
- U.S. Department of State, 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report.
- Africa Center for Strategic Studies, “Africa Lags in Protections against Human Trafficking,” July 27, 2018.
- U.S. Department of State, “Leahy Law Fact Sheet.”
- Daniel Mahanty, “The ‘Leahy Law’ Prohibiting US Assistance to Human Rights Abusers: Pulling Back the Curtain,” June 27, 2017.
- Lucia Bird and Tuesday Reitano, “Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Contexts,” ENACT, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, June 2019.
Session 7: A Discussion with U.S. Ambassadors
- Amb. Alex Laskaris
- Amb. Erica Barks Ruggles
Seminar Highlights, Evaluations, and Concluding Remarks
- Joe Siegle
- Shannon Smith