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Investing in Africa, Investing in Women: Benefits to U.S. National Security
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
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Please join the Women's Foreign Policy Group and DACOR for Investing in Africa, Investing in Women: Benefits to U.S. National Security. This event underscores the paramount importance and opportunity around investing in Africa and in women as a means of bolstering U.S. national security interests and exploring execution strategies that create win-win outcomes.

We look forward to welcoming you to this hybrid event on Wednesday, November 15th from 4:00-6:00 PM EST at the historic DACOR Bacon House for an exclusive opportunity to explore the crucial nexus between investment in Africa, economic development, gender equality, and its wide-ranging impact on United States national security.

This event will feature panelists Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Joy Basu, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Thomas Debass, Managing Director, Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State; and Florie Liser, CEO, Corporate Council on Africa.

The discussion will be moderated by Chiedo Nwankwor, Johns Hopkins SAIS Vice Dean, Education and Academic Affairs, and Lecturer and Director, SAIS Women Lead.

This event will have a $5.00 registration fee and has in-person and virtual options. This event is open to WFPG and DACOR members only. Space is limited. Register today to reserve your seat!

Interested in attending but not a member? No problem! We have a variety of different membership levels to fit your needs. As a WFPG member, not only are you invited to attend events like this, but you also receive complimentary admission to all other in-person and virtual professional development and mentoring programs, such as Career Pathways and Mentor Minutes. Additionally, you will gain access to exclusive member experiences and opportunities.

Membership types are available here.

Memberships are valid for one full year. 


Wednesday, November 15th 2023


4:00-6:00 PM EST


DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006

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