This Virginia Military Institute program, The Eagle and the Dragon in Africa, explores U.S. and China in Africa and how to advancing the diplomatic agenda."
COL James Hentz Ph.D.
Col. James J. Hentz, Ph.D., Dr. Hentz is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is editor-in-chief of the Taylor & Francis/Routledge journal African Security.
J. Peter Pham Ph.D.
J. Peter Pham, Ph.D., Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. Dr. Pham was previously Senior Vice President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York City, and editor of its bimonthly journal, American Foreign Policy Interests. He was also a tenured associate professor of Justice Studies, Political Science, and Africana Studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he was director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
AMB David H. Shinn Ph.D.
Ambassador David H. Shinn, Ph. D., Adjunct professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He is the coauthor of a book on China-Africa relations to be published in late 2011 by the University of Pennsylvania press.Â He has a Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University.