The Africa Brain Trust is coming into town tomorrow, featuring a day of discussion between luminaries such as International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, ex-NBA player (and now president of his own foundation aimed at improving health, education, and quality of life for people in Congo) Dikembe Mutombo, Enough’s own John Prendergast, and notably, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir. Somali and South African representatives will also participate, on a variety of panels centered on issues of justice and accountability, conflict, economic security, human rights, and U.S. policy in Africa.
The brain trust is hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and will take place at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in on a panel, or, swing back to Enough Said for our coverage of the event. (With the likes of Ocampo and Kiir on the panels, discussion will no doubt touch on Sudan as well.)
Here’s information on the event:
Foreign Affairs Brain Trust on Africa
“Africa Forging Ahead: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals, Justice, Accountability & the Role of U.S. Policy”
Friday, September 17, 2010/9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Room 207-B (Doors Open at 8:30 am)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Photo: South Sudan President Salva Kiir.