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Live Webcast: European Union–United States Partnership in Africa

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:00pm to 5:45pm


The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Africa Program and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States present

European Union—United States Partnership in Africa

Though this event will be webcast live, this consultation will not be a public event, but rather a forum for U.S. and EU counterparts to explore some of the challenges the continent currently faces, as well as to identify potential solutions that can be pursued in cooperation with African nations. There will be two panels focusing on “Common Security, Sahel and Horn Cases” and “Development, Trade, and Investment.”

Tune into the live or archived webcast at the Africa Program page at WilsonCenter.org.

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @AfricaUPClose and find related coverage on our blog at AfricaUPClose.WilsonCenter.org.

12:00pm - 1:15pm – Keynote Lunch:
Jane Harman, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Chris Smith, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, House of Representatives (Invited)

1:20pm – 1:30pm – Welcome:
Steve McDonald, Director, Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Wilson Center

1:30pm – 3:30pm – COMMON SECURITY, SAHEL AND HORN CASES
Moderator: Alan Goulty, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center

Discussion Leaders:
Nick Westcott, Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Donald Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Alexander Rondos, EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa

3:30pm – 3:40pm – Coffee break

3:40pm – 5:40pm – DEVELOPMENT, TRADE, AND INVESTMENT
Moderator: Todd Moss, Vice President for Programs and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Discussion Leaders:
Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (Invited)
Kamran M. Khan, Vice President, Department of Compact Operations, MCC (Invited)
Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency, National Planning Commission, South Africa (Invited)
Luis Riera Figueras, Director, DG Development, European Commission
Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria (Invited)

5:40 - 5:45pm – Close and Thank You:
François Rivasseau, Minister, Deputy Head of Delegation of the EU to the United States

About EU Rendez-Vous: A program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the EU Rendez-Vous series features senior European and American leaders discussing the 21st century’s most significant issues, from foreign policy and the global economy to energy security, human rights, and culture. Through candid and vibrant debates about the critical issues facing the transatlantic relationship today, EU Rendez-Vous events strengthen the enduring relationship between the United States, the European Union, and the EU’s Member States.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
12:00 pm - 5:45 pm