Washington Center

U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Africa

Semester Dates: 
August 27 to December 6, 2013
University of Michigan
Semester Elective

 This course will focus on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy toward Africa from African independence until present day. The specific themes that will be covered include economic development, China’s economic expansion, foreign aid, democracy, human rights, and other policies discussed in the Council of Foreign Relations 2005 report entitled “More than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach to Africa.” Additionally, because the 1960s marked a period of liberation for many countries in Africa and for many African Americans who were in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement in America and the Pan-African Movement across the globe, specific attention will focus on the role of race and ethnic politics and its influence on U.S. foreign policy.

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