Dr. Cole Offers Remarks at Congressional Black Caucus Brain Trust
Congressman Donald M. Payne hosted the Foreign Affairs Brain Trust at the Washington Convention Center on September 17, 2010. Dr. Cole was invited to offer special remarks alongside Congressman Payne, Rajiv Shah of USAID, Reed Kramer of AllAfrica.com and Luis Moreno Ocampo of the International Criminal Court. The Congressman was honored to welcome President Salva Kiir, Government of Southern Sudan, who presented the keynote address.
The conference, which ran throughout the morning, was organized to coincide with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 40th Annual Legislative Conference. The designated topic was "Africa Forging Ahead: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals, Justice, Accountability & the Rold of U.S. Policy." A distinguished group of panelists were on hand to consider the remarks, and an invitation-only group of 300 were in attendance.
Salva Kiir, president of the Government of Southern Sudan, will present a special keynote address.
Johnnetta Cole, Director, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reed Kramer, CEO, AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com)
Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Ebraham Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States
AbdulKareem Jama, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, President of Somalia
Darius Mans, President of Africare
Dikembe Mutombo, President and Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
Cassandra Butts, Senior Advisor, Milllennium Challenge Corporation
John McArthur, CEO, Millennium Promise
John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project
Walter Jones, Executive Director, African Development Bank
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