The Role of US Africa Command in Peace and Security in Africa
Speaker: Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM)
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law, Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
While peacebuilding efforts in Africa have seen some important successes in recent years in countries such as Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone, elsewhere areas still affected by conflict, such as the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin and the Horn of Africa, require cooperation towards improved capacity, better coordination and inventive approaches.
At this event, Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), will discuss AFRICOM’s approach to enhancing peace and security in sub-Saharan Africa and the role of the United States’ security cooperation with its partners in Africa.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.