Former Assistant Secretary of State of African Affairs to speak on his book The Mind of the African

February 15, 2016

Amb Hank Cohen

Ambassador Hank Cohen

The Scowcroft Institute of International affairs will host a lecture by Ambassador Hank Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, about his book, The Mind of the African Strongman. The lecture will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on February 16, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

As an ambassador, advisor to Presidents, and a 38-year veteran of the Foreign Service, Ambassador Herman J. Cohen has devoted his entire professional career to African and European affairs. Over the years, Cohen grew to know every first-generation African leader – from Mandela, to Mobutu, to Moammar Gaddafi.

During his tenure as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the first Bush Administration, and through his role at the NSC in the Reagan White House, Cohen worked to bring about peaceful transitions of power in South Africa and Namibia, and helped to end conflicts in Angola, Ethiopia, and Mozambique. He is currently President and CEO of Cohen and Woods International, on the Board of Directors for Hyperdynamics Oil and Gas, and a consultant of Africa for ContourGlobal Electric Power. 

Ambassador Cohen’s presentation is open to the public.

Reservations may be made at the following address:


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