April 13, 2017
"Security Challenges in Africa:
Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"
This event video can be viewed at USTREAM.
Since 9/11, a disturbing trend of security challenges in Africa, including terrorism, civil wars, epidemics, famines, and refugee crises, have created grave regional and global strategic implications. A review of 2016 and early 2017 demonstrate that this trend is becoming far more dangerous than ever before.
A panel of current and former government officials and scholars provided threat assessments as well as offered recommendations on how the U.S. and the international community can meet these growing challenges.
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
Dr. Benjamin Nickels
Associate Professor and Academic Chair, Transnational Threats and Counterterrorism, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of Libya
Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Scott Savran
Former professor at Virginia Tech and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Currently conducting research on early Islam
Professor Peter K. Forster
Associate Dean for Online and Professional Education at Pennsylvania State University; and co-chair of the NATO/OSCE Partnership for Peace Consortium Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG)
General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies