The annual David Miller lecture, which I have only attended once, will be held tonight at the Elliott School for International Affairs. GW has arranged a bevy of panelists (4, perhaps one for each year?) to speak on the next 4 years of US-Africa relations.
Antoinette Sayeh (former Liberian finance minister, now with the IMF) and Amina Salum Ali (AU rep to the US) clearly stand out as the more interesting speakers. Also crowding the podium are Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development and a GW professor. Given the limited time available, it would certainly have been preferable to focus on the two African speakers.
Todd Moss certainly has his choice of plumb speaking events in DC and he rarely offers any public insights that wouldn’t be contained in the pages of the Economist (though I must admit my experience with him is not extensive). Continue reading