The Center for Strategic & International Studies, in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute and the Open Society Foundations, hosts a discussion with the president-elect of Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.
The political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire continues despite intense international efforts to negotiate a solution. The winner of November’s presidential election, Alassane Ouattara, has been prevented from taking office by the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo. He, along with his government-in-waiting, is confined to Abidjan’s Golf Hotel, protected by a cordon of UN peacekeepers and effectively cut off from the outside world.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies has established a telephone link with President Ouattara, which will allow him to address a public audience in the United States for the first time since the election standoff began.
The event will be moderated by Jennifer Cooke, Director, CSIS Africa Program.
Followed by a panel discussion with:
- Christopher Fomunyoh, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa, National Democratic Institute
- Akwe Amosu, Director of Africa Advocacy, Open Society Foundations
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
B1 Level Conference Room
This event will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.