Loyola University Maryland

African and African American Studies

Third Annual AAAS Fall Lecture

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Emira Woods photograph"Bridging the Atlantic: The Pitfalls and Potential for U.S.-Africa Engagement"

Emira Woods

Codirector of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies

Wednesday, October 1, 2012

6:30 pm, Fourth Floor Programming Room. Free and open to the public.

Emira Woods is an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world. She has written on a range of issues from debt, trade and development to U.S. military policy. Emira serves on the Board of Directors of Africa Action, Just Associates, Global Justice and the Financial Policy Forum. She is also on the Network Council of Jubilee USA. Emira completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia University and her graduate studies at Harvard. Prior to joining IPS, she was program manager for the Committee on Development Policy and Practice at InterAction, serving as a principal staff contact for advocacy at the UN, the international financial institutions, USAID and Treasury. Previous to that, she served as a program officer of Oxfam America's Africa program.