Ambassador David Shinn
Santa Fe University of Art & Design presents lecture “China In Africa,” with Ambassador David Shinn.
Called “fragile,” “shackled” or the “dark” continent, Africa is far more complex and promising than our Eurocentric approach would have us believe.
Often treated as if it were merely one country, subjected to incompetent intervention of Western governments, torn by the battle between the tribal way of life and modernity, Africa is the continent from which human life evolved.
From the rise of militant Islam, to the conflicts over resources and the wars, poverty and diseases that color the media coverage of Africa, this vast continent is regularly over-looked, poorly uderstood and dismissed as unimportant. Come hear three experts, all with recent experience in the modern Africa, talk about the continents future.
Presented 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at The Forum in Santa Fe University of Art & Design (1600 St. Michael’s Dr.) $15 for CIR members; $20 for non-members.
David H. Shinn has been teaching in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001. e previously served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan, and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
He is the author of an Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia and has just completed the draft for a book on the Gülen [Turkish modernist Islamic] Movement in Africa. He has written numerous articles about Africa for policy and academic journals and speaks on the topic around the world. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the George Washington University.
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