New transatlantic partnership perspectives with Africa

2021-05-04

The European Union (EU) and United States (US) are recalibrating their policies towards Africa. Can a new transatlantic partnership between Europe and the US contribute to stronger relations with the African continent? Rebuilding ties will require patience, persistence and an openness to break from past practices.

Various approaches are being discussed on both sides of the Atlantic, but what will they mean for the African Union and its member states? Experts from the EU, US and Africa will discuss challenges and opportunities for collaboration and whether current African priorities match US and EU strategies.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Institute for Security Studies and the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS Pretoria

Speakers:

Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS Pretoria

Judd Devermont, Director, Africa Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, US

Bernard Quintin, Deputy Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service, Brussels, Belgium

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