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Africa Braintrust 2012

Representative Karen Bass

Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Africa Braintrust 2012

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Type End Quantity
Opening & Panel 1: Africa’s Growing Economies (9:00-11:00am) Ended Free  
Lunch & Cultural Performance (11:00am-1:00pm) Ended Free  
Panel 2: Health Investments for Africa’s Future (1:00-3:00p) Ended Free  
Panel 3: Emerging Threats to Political Stability (3-4:30pm) Ended Free  

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Join Representative Karen Bass and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for the Africa Braintrust on Friday, September 21st in Washington, DC. The day will feature captivating panel discussions with leading international policymakers and experts, cultural performances, and complimentary lunch & breakfast. We look forward to seeing you!

Presenters Include:

Africa’s Growing Economies

Makhtar Diop

Vice President for Africa, World Bank

His Excellency Tebelelo Seretse

Ambassador of Botswana

Jay Ireland

President & CEO, GE Africa

Rosa Whitaker

President & CEO, The Whitaker Group

Health Investments for Africa’s Future

Ertharin Cousin

Executive Director

United Nations World Food Programme

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

Minister of Health, Rwanda

Dr. Peter Ngatia

Director of Capacity Building

African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF)

Honorable Barbara Lee

Member of Congress, CA-9

Emerging Threats to Political Stability

Ambassador Johnnie Carson

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool 

Ambassador of South Africa

Emira Woods

Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus

Institute for Policy Studies

Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, American University


Registration is required. The event is open to the public at no charge. Doors open at 8:30am. 

Have questions about Africa Braintrust 2012? Contact Representative Karen Bass

When & Where

207-B Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Representative Karen Bass

Rep. Karen Bass is serving her first term in Congress representing Los Angeles, California. She is the senior Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, & Human Rights. Prior to her tenure in Congress, Rep. Bass served as the 67th Speaker of the California State Assembly, the first African-American woman in that position. 

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