Dispatches from the Horn of Africa

Jeffrey Gettleman, Pulitzer-Prize Winner; East Africa Bureau Chief, New York Times

Dispatches from the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa appears to be trapped in an endless cycle of famine and conflict, a perception only reinforced by recent developments. The region is today bracing for its worst drought in decades, threatening famine for millions. Regional governments are caught between escalating conflicts in South Sudan and Yemen, while continuing their struggle against one of the continent’s most formidable Islamist insurgencies, al-Shabaab. Even Ethiopia, a regional economic powerhouse, today faces growing political and ethnic unrest. Why have peace and stability often proven so elusive in this region? Is there a counter-narrative to this perception of fragility in the Horn of Africa?

Jeffrey Gettleman’s new book, Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival will be available for purchase and signing via The Book Cellar after the program. 

Speaker Bio

Pre-Reads

'Africa Rising'? 'Africa Reeling' May Be More Fitting Now
Gettleman, Jeffrey, The New York Times, October 17, 2016

Former Prime Minister is Elected President of Struggling Somalia
​Gettleman, Jeffrey, The New York Times, February 8, 2017

Famine Warning Signs Were Clear - So Why Are 20 Million Lives Now At Risk?
Watkins, Kevin, The Guardian, March 2, 2017

War Consumes South Sudan, a Young Nation Cracking Apart
Gettleman, Jeffrey, The New York Times, March 4, 2017
 

Schedule

5:30 p.m.       
Registration

6:00 p.m.       
Presentation and Q&A

7:15 p.m.        
Adjournment and book signing