You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Congo Crisis: Getting to Good Elections in a Bad Neighborhood

Charles Snyder 
Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Professor of African Affairs, IWP 

Wednesday, June 29
4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


Charles Snyder 400x500About the speaker: 

Charles Snyder, a career intelligence officer and Africanist, has served in many different positions within the government.

After serving for 22 years in the Army, finishing with the rank of LTC, Mr. Snyder served as National Intelligence Officer for Africa, where he provided a detailed forecast of the potential impact of HIV/Aids. Previous to this project, Mr. Snyder worked as Senior Political-Military Advisor to the Africa Bureau, where he served on the team that mediated the Tripartite Agreement between Cuba, Angola, and South Africa.

Other positions Mr. Snyder has held include: Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the Africa Bureau; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civilian Police and African, Asian, European and Middle East Programs; and Senior Advisor to State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL).

At IWP, Prof. Snyder teaches US-African Relations.