Security in the Horn of Africa


The Horn of Africa region has been an area of keen strategic interest to the United States for decades. What will President Donald Trump’s policy towards the Horn of Africa region look like? What are the successes and failures of the Obama administration's strategy towards the region? Where are there new opportunities for U.S. policy in the region and what policies might continue?

New America welcomes Michael Woldermariam, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University whose research focuses on African politics, particularly the dynamics of armed conflict, the behavior of rebel organizations and self-determination movements, and post-conflict institution building and Alden Young, Assistant Professor of African History and the Director of the Program in Africana Studies at Drexel University, for a discussion of the major challenges that cut across the region in the security, economic, and development domains and the particular national contexts.

Follow the discussion online using #HornSecurity and following @NewAmericaISP.

*This event will not be livestreamed.


Michael Woldemariam @MikeWoldemariam
Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University

Alden Young @Alden_Young
Assistant Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies, Drexel University


Donna A. Patterson @pharmacysenegal
Fellow, New America International Security Program
Associate Professor of History
Director of Africana Studies, Delaware State University