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Release No: 039-01
January 25, 2001


The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) will hold a Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) in Libreville, Gabon from Jan. 29 to Feb. 9, 2001. A total of 128 delegates from 47 African countries, three European nations, the United States, the United Nations, and several regional and non-government organizations are expected to attend. Sixteen esteemed academics, practitioners and military officers from Africa, Europe, and the United States will serve as discussion group leaders. Visiting dignitaries will include the Deputy Commander in Chief, United States European Command, General Carlton Fulford, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General John Shaliskashvili. Former President A.T. Toure of Mali and French Admiral Coldefy are some of the esteemed guest lecturers expected to participate in the seminar.

The ACSS is a DoD-sponsored regional center for security studies. Its mission is to engage a mixed group of African civilian and military leaders in a practical academic program focusing on civil-military relations, national and regional security strategy, and defense economics. It is the only program of its kind aimed at a senior pan-African audience.

For further information regarding the seminar, please contact Julie Werbel at (703) 602-2830, ext. 116; e-mail at werbelj@mail.policy.osd.mil or Lt. Col. Paul Phillips at (703) 697-1253; e-mail at paul.phillips@osd.pentagon.mil . More information is available on the web at http://www.africacenter.org.

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