Dr. Louis Picard joins Angélica on this episode of The World Affairs Report to discuss the fragile balance of foreign aid, security and diplomacy on the African continent. Most prominently, they discuss human security, economic development and political stability. On a diverse continent with 54 countries, each and every African country has its own distinct set of circumstances, histories, and means of solving the problems they face.
Dr. Picard is the Director of African Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and a professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1977 and is the author of 12 books and 40 academic articles. His work has taken him 44 African countries including Botswana, Uganda, Egypt, Mozambique and South Africa. Dr. Picard has also worked as a consultant with USAID, the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme and the U.S. Department of State.