Events at USIP

Africa at the Crossroads: A Conversation with DRC President and AU Chair Félix Tshisekedi and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

July 23, 2021

After being selected as the chair of the African Union this year, President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo set an ambitious agenda for 2021 — ranging from the promotion of African culture to peacebuilding to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. On July 20, USIP hosted a discussion with President Tshisekedi and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, that focused on a range of important issues confronting Africa, including strengthening democracy, human rights, economic growth, COVID vaccine availability and responding to peace and security challenges.

Speakers

Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi 
President of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chair of the African Union  
@Presidence_RDC

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)
U.S. Representative; Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights
@RepKarenBass

Dr. Joseph Sany
Vice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace
@Josephsany1

Lise Grandeopening remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/africa-crossroads-conversation-drc-president-and-au-chair-felix-tshisekedi-and-rep-karen

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