Links to the video of the presentation follow.
“The U.S. in Sub-Saharan Africa — Reflections”
February 14, 2013
David C. Bennett, Professor of African Studies & Public Speaking for Strategic Leaders, United States Army War College, gave an informal seminar on “The U.S. in Sub-Saharan Africa — Reflections.”
Prior to this assignment Mr. Bennett was Senior Program Manager at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. after retiring from more than 28 years with the U.S. Department of State where he rose into the Senior Foreign Service. His last assignment as a Senior Foreign Service Officer was Director of the International Fellows Program at the War College after serving five years there as Professor of International Relations.
Bennett’s diplomatic assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), American Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and American Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania. He also held diplomatic postings in the American Embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Paris, France; Budapest, Hungary; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo; Antananarivo, Madagascar; and Tehran, Iran.
Bennett was a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps (1962-1973) and is a Vietnam Veteran (67-70). He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, completed Graduate coursework in African Studies at San Diego State University (California) and earned his B.A. with Honors in European Studies at San Diego State University. Mr. Bennett has received six Department of State Meritorious Honor Awards, two U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Awards, and the Secretary of State’s Career Achievement Award. He has fluent command of French.