Posts Tagged: Kenya

November 29, 2013
African Journalists Discuss the Challenges and Future of Journalism in their Countries

African Journalists Discuss the Challenges and Future of Journalism in their Countries

Earlier this month, I was able to meet African journalists from twelve countries who came to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies through the Edward R. Murrow Program for journalists. The program is funded by the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The journalists were from Botswana, Kenya,... Read more »

November 14, 2012
Building Bridges:  An Ambassador Reflects on U.S.-Africa Relations

Building Bridges: An Ambassador Reflects on U.S.-Africa Relations

In the last blog entry, I wrote that Ambassador Michael E. Ranneberger was visiting the University of South Florida as part of an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies. Amb. Ranneberger gave a lecture titled “U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities” through the center’s “Lecture Series on National Security.”... Read more »

November 6, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: A Lecture by Ambassador Ranneberger

U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: A Lecture by Ambassador Ranneberger

Topic of Discussion: “U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities” In June, the Obama administration released an extensive document outlining its U.S. strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa. In it, President Obama points out that the continent is: However, many argue that U.S.-Africa relations have not been prioritized. Cynics say that the U.S. only took notice of... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2012
On Election Day the Eyes of the World Turn to America: What Does the U.S. Presidential Election Meanto an International Audience?  

On Election Day the Eyes of the World Turn to America: What Does the U.S. Presidential Election Meanto an International Audience?  

Foreign policy plays a significant role in U.S. presidential elections. Many argue that the foreign agenda is the only one that a sitting president can implement without having to go through the labyrinth of politics and the checks and balances of the democratic system. As a testament to this importance, the final presidential debate in... Read more »