2015 Lecture Series: Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety ll

Out of Africa: Neglected Global Giant

Date: February 19, 2016, 11:30am
Location: Marvin Center 403 (Foggy Bottom Campus)
Topic: Out of Africa: Neglected Global Giant

Background

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Brigety oversaw southern African and regional security affairs as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of African Affairs. He also served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, where he supervised U.S. refugee programs in Africa, managed U.S. humanitarian diplomacy and developed international migration policy.

Dr. Brigety has held positions at the Center for American Progress and U.S. Agency for International Development. He was a senior advisor for development and security to the U.S. Central Command Assessment team in Washington and in Doha, Qatar.

His background is rooted in scholarship as well as public service. He taught government and politics at George Mason University and at the School of International Service at American University between 2003 and 2009. He also conducted research missions in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch.