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Social Science and Public Policy

PGP Series: A Talk With Dana Banks

March 7, 2024 at 4:00pm5:30pm

Eggers Hall, 220

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The Moynihan Institute’s Practice of Global Politics Series presents a talk with Dana Banks.

A diplomat with more than 23 years of service to the
United States, Dana Banks has most recently served
as special assistant to the president, special adviser for
the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, and senior director
for Africa at the National Security Council, where she
was responsible for coordinating and leading U.S.-Africa policy for
the Biden-Harris administration from 2021 to 2023.

Prior to that, she
was deputy director of the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and
Management School’s Division of Executive Development. She has
also served in Thailand, Haiti, South Africa, Tanzania, and in Togo
as deputy chief of mission. In Washington, she has served as a senior
watch officer in the Operations Center, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of State for Africa, and as a desk officer in the Office of
West African Affairs.

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This event was first published on February 20, 2024 and last updated on February 26, 2024.

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