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The last event I covered for Africa in DC, on Afrofuturism, was bizarrely intriguing. The event I discuss here, Mali: The Peaceful Resolution of Conflict, was just short of a train wreck. The discussion was hosted by the Capitol Archaeological Institute and I commend them for keeping a focus on Mali now that the conflict has receded. However, the event’s speaker, the founder of the Malian Manuscript Foundation, Michael Covitt, exhibited the worst traits of an Ugly American during his discussion moderated by recent Yale PhD and former GWU student Douglas Park.