Africa Forum: Continuing Challenges and Hope
March 28, 2009
Shenandoah Univeristy, Winchester, Virginia

Listen to audio from the forum by clicking the links below.

(Click here to download the informational flyer.)

Session 1: US/Africa Strategic Relationship: Why is it Important to Both?

Listen to Opening Remarks
Dr. Tracy Fitzimmons
President of Shenandoah Univerisity

Listen to "Rethinking US/Africa Relations
and the Way Forward"

Imani Countess
Senior Director for Public Affairs, TransAfrica Forum

Listen to a Civil Society Perspective
Emira Woods
Co-Director of Global Studies Program, Institute for Policy Studies

Session 2: Governance and Human Rights: What is the Progress and Challenges?

Listen to Presentation by Jeff Thindwa (Malawi) Sociologist/Governance Expert, World Bank
Listen to Presentation by Thomas Staal, Current Director of Office of Iraq Reconstruction and Incoming Mission Director for Ethiopia, USAID
Listen to Presentation by Msia Clark, Human Rights Advocate/Specialist from Amnesty International/USA

Session 3: Empowering Approaches to and Opportunities for Involvement in Africa

Listen to Presentation by Stephen Hilbert, Policy Advisor for Africa and Global Devt., US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Listen to Presentation by Eric Munoz, International Policy Analyst, Bread for the World.

Listen to Presentation by Bruce Campbell, Director/Afr. Mennonite Central Com/church mission empowering partnerships. (

Listen to Presentation by Nancy Forest, medical missionary for the United Methodist Church (church mission empowering partnerships)