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LIVE STREAM: ‘African Brain Trust,’ a Year in Review – Rep. Karen Bass, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Director Tom Frieden to Headline

Rep Karen BasWASHINGTON, DC—As part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) will host the annual “Africa BrainTrust” featuring a keynote address from U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

In addition, a panel with Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will examine the state of Africa’s healthcare systems following the Ebola epidemic. Also, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will participate in a dialogue on the future of trade between the United States and the nations of Africa.

FEATURING:
Ambassador Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative
Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommmittee on Africa
Other panelists (See below for complete list and times)

WHAT: Africa BrainTrust: A Year in Review

WHEN: Friday, September 18
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WHERE: [W]alter E. Washington Convention Center

LIVESTREAM: The event will be live streamed.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Opening Remarks:

Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel I: Health and Healthcare Infrastructure Post Ebola

Moderator:
Sarah Kaba Jones (Ladybrille Alum)
Founder & President, FACE Africa

Panelists:
Dr. Tom Frieden,
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
U.S. Department of State Department

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel II: U.S Trade and Economic Investment in Africa: A Discussion with key U.S Business Leaders

Moderator:
Dr. Vera Songwe
Senior Fellow
Brookings Institute

Panelists:
Ambassador Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Representative

His Excellency Ambassador Michael Moussa-Adamo
Gabonese Ambassador to the United States
Embassy of Gabon

Mr. Mamadou Beye
International Government Affairs
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Ahneva Hilson
Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer
African Textile Museum

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel III: Elections & Governance in Africa

Moderator:
Dr. Raymond Gilpin
Academic Dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Panelists:
Linda Etim
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa
US Agency for International Development

Chris Fomunyoh
Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Omoyele Sowore
Founder, Sahara Reporters

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Keynote Address:

Ambassador Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor

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