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PGP Series: A Talk With Dana Banks

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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