Fifty Years Of U.S. Africa Policy
REFLECTIONS OF ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS AND U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS
About the Book
Fifteen men and women have occupied the position of Assistant Secretary for African Affairs. They charted the course of U.S. Africa policy for fifty years that spanned the dawn of African independence to the present era of globalized engagement. In these pages each Assistant Secretary describes his or her stewardship and assesses the state of the U.S – Africa relations during their tenure. Their perspectives are enhanced by the oral histories of six Foreign Service Officers who recall the excitement and challenges of living and working in Africa and associating with such leaders as Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba and Nelson Mandela. The courage and dedication of all these men and women illuminate every page.
About the Author
Alfred H. Moses, a former partner and now senior counsel at Covington & Burling, LLP, Washington, is a co-founder and chief operating officer of Promontory Financial Group and affiliates in Washington. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1994-97, and as the President’s Special Emissary for the Cyprus conflict from 1999-2001. In the Carter administration Ambassador Moses served as special counsel and special advisor to the President and was Lead Counsel to the President in the Billygate hearings. From 1976 to 1989 he negotiated the exodus to Israel of Jews from Communist Romania. An honorary national president of the American Jewish Committee, Ambassador Moses presently serves as Chair of UN Watch (Geneva), the Project on Ethnic Relations, the AJC National Advisory Council and in 2006 chaired AJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee