Speaker - Gayle Smith

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A Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Director of the International Rights and Responsibilities Program and Energy Opportunity Program, Gayle Smith served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council from 1998-2001, and as Senior Adviser to the Administrator and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1994-1998. Smith was based in Africa for over 20 years as a journalist covering military, economic, and political affairs for the BBC, Associated Press, Reuters, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Toronto Globe and Mail, London Observer, and Financial Times. Smith has also consulted for a wide range of NGOs, foundations, and governmental organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank, Dutch Interchurch Aid, Norwegian Church Relief, and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation. She won the World Journalism Award from the World Affairs Council and the World Hunger Year Award in 1991, and in 1999 won the National Security Council's Samuel Nelson Drew Award for Distinguished Contribution in Pursuit of Global Peace.

3 Programs

Combating Global Poverty Panel Discussion

08.27.08 | 01:50:24 min | 0 comments

AFRICOM: Securing Peace and Advancing Security?

03.26.08 | 01:27:13 min | 0 comments

Darfur at a Crossroads

04.05.07 | 01:49:30 min | 1 comment