Media & Foreign Policy Field Learning Assignment

Field Notes:

Policy Issue: The United States' relationship with Africa's rapid socio-economic development

 

Potential Media Stories: 

1. Donald Trump vows to end Africa's 'vicious' conflicts , 12 July 2018, BBC News

2. US Niger ambush: How raft of failures ended in death by Alastair Leithead, BBC News, 11 May 2018

3. Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union, 12 January 2018, BBC News

4. A Post-American Africa: The U.S. Is Falling Behind By Reuben Brigety, 28 August 2018, Foreign Affairs

5. Reform in Ethiopia: Turning Promise into Progress, 28 September 2018, Freedom House

6. Melania Trump's solo trip to Africa offers sharp contrast to President Trump's policies, 05 October 2018, USA Today
 

 

Potential Interviews:

Reuben E. Brigety, Program Expert at the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa Program 

John Campbell, Program Expert at the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa Program
Jendayi E. Frazer, Program Expert at the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa Program
Michelle D. Gavin, Program Expert at the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa Program

Amadou Sy, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

Ken Opalo, Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institute Security and Strategy, Foreign Policy

William Minter, AfricaFocus Editor

W. Gyude Moore, Visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development with expertise in Infrastructure in Fragile States

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele,  Senior Associate (Non-resident) at CSIS' Africa Program with expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

November 13, 2018: 

Interviewed Dr. Lebas for interview podcast assignment.