Ambassador Cindy Courville

Former US Ambassador to the African Union was the special assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the NSC where she helped craft US policy towards Africa. Ambassador Courville worked at the National Security Council, Defense Intelligence Agency and Office of the Secretary of Defence and served as the Chair of the department of Geostrategic Studies at the National Intelligence University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Social Science Foundation Board for the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

US Security and Diplomacy in Africa The African Union has been an integral part of Africa’s development and security. In fact, one of the main Biden Administration step towards Africa was when he made an address to the African Union. How will the Biden Administration utilize the AU to advance its policy? The role of the Middle East, Russia and China in Africa. Many players are competing for Africa’s attention. How will the Biden Administration utilize regional influence to push the US agenda in Africa?