News & Views: U.S. Policy in Africa

International Relations Council (IRC)

Thursday, Nov 11, 2021
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM (UTC)

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Government & Politics

Virt Africa

Mr. Michael Burke has 44 years of experience serving our nation in both the Departments of Defense and State.

Michael Burke retired from Federal Service in January 2020 after teaching at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Before assuming that position, Mike managed a law enforcement training and equipment program for State Department and an African educational program for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While on active duty, he spent five years coordinating U.S. policy for Africa while serving both on the Joint Staff and U.S. European Command. Although he has never been assigned to an embassy, Mike has worked with dedicated foreign service officers, general service professionals, and local employed staff in over 30 missions worldwide.

 

About News & Views

Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can't always dive into the latest developments. News & Views, a conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week's top international news stories. Facilitated by a member or friend of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, or on Zoom for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we'll ask you to review in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy.

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