News & Updates

Check out this non-exhaustive list of news and appearances by Grant Harris of Harris Africa Partners. Check back regularly for updates. For media requests, speaking opportunities, and additional information, contact info@harris-africa.com.

UPDATE: Harris Op-Ed Published in The Washington Post

See Grant Harris’ op-ed on why the U.S. punishing Rwanda for rejecting used clothes imports is shortsighted. The full text is available here.

UPDATE: Harris Discusses U.S.-Rwandan Trade Dispute on CNBC Africa

Harris was interviewed on CNBC Africa’s Power Lunch East Africa program. The interview focused on a trade dispute between the U.S. and Rwanda over the importation of secondhand clothes. Watch the interview here.

UPDATE: Harris Appears on CNBC Africa to Discuss U.S. Investor Sentiment

Harris was interviewed on CNBC Africa’s Power Lunch East Africa program. The interview focused on U.S. investor sentiment with respect to investing in Africa, U.S.-Africa trade ties, and why African leaders must focus on improving investment climates. Watch the interview here.

UPDATE: Harris Creates Two-Minute Video With Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce

Check out this two-minute video produced in partnership with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber of commerce, to highlight opportunities in Africa for U.S. companies.

Boards and Councils
President Obama Appoints Harris to Serve on United States Holocaust Memorial Council
See the White House Press Release announcing President Obama’s intent to appoint Grant Harris to serve as a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which was established by Congress and serves as the governing board of trustees of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Additional background on the Council is available here.

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Harris Joins Board of the Africa Finance Corporation
AFC is an international multilateral finance institution with a current balance sheet size of approximately $3.2 billion. AFC was created to catalyze private sector infrastructure investment across Africa and is now the second highest investment grade rated multilateral financial institution on the continent. AFC invests in high quality infrastructure assets, particularly in the power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, and telecommunications sectors. Visit the AFC website: http://www.africafc.org/

Harris Appointed to Global Advisory Council of World Learning Inc. World Learning Inc. is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in over 100 countries, with a mission to “empower people and strengthen institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs.” Learn more at: http://www.worldlearninginc.org/who-we-are/bios/grant-harris/


President Obama Nominates Harris to Serve on Board of Directors of U.S. Institute of Peace
See the White House Press Announcement nominating Grant Harris to serve on the Board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, an “independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence.”
Recent Publications
Wilson Center
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Harris Op-Ed, “In Africa, It’s Not Just China Eating America’s Lunch,” Published by the Wilson Center
Read the full text of Grant Harris’ recent op-ed, “In Africa, It’s Not Just China Eating America’s Lunch,” published by both the Wilson Center and allAfrica.com.



Foreign Policy
Harris Op-Ed in Foreign Policy: “Trump’s Militaristic Africa Policy Will Backfire”
See Grant Harris’ op-ed describing how the United States is militarizing its Africa policy to the detriment of regional stability and the safety of Americans. The full text is available here.



US News
The Key to Stopping an Outbreak
Harris Op-Ed in U.S. News & World Report: “The Key to Stopping an Outbreak”
See Grant Harris’ op-ed about how upcoming funding cuts for U.S. disease prevention efforts abroad will leave the U.S. less able to detect and prevent epidemics. The full text is available here.



Why U.S. Companies Need to Include Africa in Their Global Growth Strategies
Harris Featured in Campaign to Increase U.S. Investment in Africa
See Grant Harris’ blog, “Why U.S. Companies Need to Include Africa in Their Global Growth Strategies,” available here. The blog was featured as part of the Initiative for Global Development’s “Africa Investment Rising” Campaign. Harris Africa Partners LLC is an organizational partner for IGD’s U.S. Roadshow Tour to promote greater trade with, and investment in, Africa.



US News
Stop the Ghost of ISIS from Haunting Africa
Harris Op-Ed in U.S. News & World Report: “Stop the Ghost of ISIS from Haunting Africa”
Read Grant Harris’ op-ed about how helping to advance economic growth and governance in African countries is vital to defeating the Islamic State group, al-Qaida, and other threats to American interests. The full text is available here.



Wilson Center
Wilson Center “Year in Review” Features Harris’ Thoughts on President Trump’s Focus on North Korea Sanctions
The Wilson Center’s “Africa: Year in Review 2017” draws on various contributors to describe some of the most important developments in Africa in 2017. In it, Grant Harris describes the Trump Administration’s efforts to counter North Korea’s links to African states. The publication is available here.



US News
Harris Op-Ed in U.S. News & World Report: “End Africa’s Lifeline to North Korea”
See Grant Harris’ op-ed on how to stem North Korea-Africa trade, which supplies Pyongyang with more than $100 million in deals each year. The full text is available here.



Cipher Brief
Cipher Brief’s “A Decade Into the Fight Against Al-Shabaab” Features Harris’ Commentary on Peacekeeping in Somalia
Harris was one of three experts called upon to comment on the status of African Union peacekeeping efforts in Somalia and the capability of Somali security forces to combat the terrorist group al-Shabaab. Read more here.



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The U.S. Needs Real Diplomacy to Counter North Korea in Africa
Harris Op-Ed in Foreign Policy: “The U.S. Needs Real Diplomacy to Counter North Korea in Africa”
See Grant Harris’ op-ed describing how weak U.S. relationships in Africa will provide a backdoor to allow North Korea to evade international sanctions. The full text is available here.



U.S. News & World Report
Ignoring Africa Endangers America
Harris Op-Ed in U.S. News & World Report: “Ignoring Africa Endangers America”
See Grant Harris’ op-ed about how U.S. engagement in Africa is needed to protect Americans from transnational threats, advance U.S. global leadership, and strengthen America’s economic competitiveness. The full text is available here.



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Harris Op-Ed in Forbes
Harris Op-Ed in Forbes: “By Ignoring Africa, U.S. Cedes Jobs To China”
Read the full text of Grant Harris’ recent op-ed, “By Ignoring Africa, U.S. Cedes Jobs To China” in Forbes, available here.



The Hill
Harris Op-Ed Published in The Hill
Harris Op-Ed Published in The Hill
See Grant Harris’ op-ed, “Where Trump Fails on US-Africa Policy, Congress Must Step In,” in The Hill, available here.



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Harris Op-Ed Published by HuffPost SA
Harris Op-Ed Published by HuffPost SA
See Grant Harris’ op-ed about the need to provide skills and opportunities to Africa’s youth, “Will African Leaders Allow Youth To Make The World A Better Place?” available here. The op-ed was also published in allAfrica.com, available here.



Harris Releases Comprehensive Report on “Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security”
Harris released a report on how sub-Saharan Africa directly affects U.S. national interests with respect to combating transnational threats; advancing America’s economic competitiveness; and pursuing a global agenda that furthers U.S. national security. The report, sponsored by the Atlantic Council, was featured at events around the United States as well as at a summit in Turkey. View a copy of the report here.



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Harris Op-Ed in Forbes: “Obama Stakes His Africa Legacy On Economic Growth”
Read the full text of Grant Harris’ recent op-ed, “Obama Stakes His Africa Legacy On Economic Growth” in Forbes, available here.



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Harris Op-Ed in Forbes on U.S. Investors Missing Out on Africa’s Growth
See Grant Harris’ recent op-ed, “U.S. Investors Are Missing Out On Africa’s Economic Growth” in Forbes, available here.



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Harris Featured in Pouvoirs d’Afrique
Harris’ Atlantic Council report on “Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security” was featured in Pouvoirs d’Afrique, a quarterly magazine that is a media partner of the Wall Street Journal. Request a copy of “Pourquoi l’Afrique est importante pour la sécurité américaine” or learn more about Pouvoirs d’Afrique here.



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Harris Featured in IGD Campaign to Increase U.S. Investment in Africa
Harris Featured in IGD Campaign to Increase U.S. Investment in Africa
See Grant Harris’ article, featured as part of the Initiative for Global Development’s “Africa Investment Rising” Campaign, available here. The blog, entitled “It’s Time for U.S. Companies to See Africa as an Investment Destination,” was also published by allAfrica.com.



Wilson Center
Wilson Center “Year in Review” Features Harris’ Thoughts on Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs
The Wilson Center’s “Africa: Year in Review 2016” draws on various contributors to describe some of the most exciting and impactful developments in Africa in 2016. In it, Grant Harris describes Africa’s rising tech entrepreneurs. The publication is available here.



Harris published in Cipher Brief
Harris published in Cipher Brief
See Grant Harris’ blog, “A Legacy in the Making: Obama’s Approach to Security Sector Assistance,” in the Cipher Brief, December 2016, available here.



Harris published in Horizons journal
Harris published in Horizons journal
See Grant Harris’ recent essay, “The Imperative of African Leadership: Fulfilling the Continent’s Massive Potential,” in Horizons, the Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development, Winter 2016, available here.
Recent Speaking Events
SEED Project
Harris Speaks at Hoop Forum Conference in Senegal
Harris Speaks at Hoop Forum Conference in Senegal
Harris was a panelist and discussed the economics of driving sustainable transformation at the SEED Project Hoop Forum in Dakar, Senegal. The themes of the panel included policy issues and investment opportunities as well as how sports and leadership education can support sustainable development.



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Harris Delivers Remarks at New York City Bar Association
Grant Harris gave remarks on a “Strategic Approach to Mitigating Business Risk in Africa” and discussed the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Africa at the New York City Bar Association. Select commentary on the event is available here.



Fireside Chat
Harris Interviewed in Fireside Chat at Trade and Investment Roadshow
Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Carol Pineau interviewed Grant Harris on navigating risk while doing business in sub-Saharan Africa. The interview took place in New York as part of the Initiative for Global Development’s “Africa Investment Rising” Roadshow Tour to promote greater trade with, and investment in, Africa. Read more here.



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Harris Speaks at New York University (NYU) on U.S. National Security and Africa
Grant Harris spoke about U.S.-Africa relations with NYU graduate students studying international relations.



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Harris Inducted Into Lincoln High School Hall of Fame
Grant Harris is proud to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Lincoln High School in Stockton, California. Lincoln High School was founded in 1954 and has inducted 71 of its estimated 25,000 graduates into the Hall of Fame.



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Harris Speaks at American University on U.S. National Security Issues
Harris spoke at American University on challenges and opportunities with respect to U.S.-Africa relations.



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Harris Speaks at University of Wisconsin-Madison on U.S.-Africa Policy
Harris gave a talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the many national security facets of U.S.-Africa relations. The discussion took place as part of “Africa at Noon,” a lecture series sponsored by the African Studies Program that dates back to 1973.



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Harris Speaks at U.C. Berkeley on Africa and U.S. National Security
Harris gave a talk on his report, Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security, at the University of California, Berkeley. The discussion ranged from transnational threats emanating from Africa to the economic opportunities that could support U.S. jobs and economic competitiveness.



Chatham House
Harris Speaks at Chatham House in London
Harris Speaks at Chatham House in London
Harris gave a lecture in London at Chatham House (which was named one of the top three Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks by the University of Pennsylvania in 2017). The talk was entitled “North Korea-Africa Relations: Engagements and International Tensions,” and the audience included businesspersons, media, academics, advocates, and diplomats. Audio of the talk is available here.



Invest Africa
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Harris Speaks at Invest Africa Event in London
Invest Africa-Business Council for Africa hosted a private roundtable for Harris to discuss the current state of U.S.-Africa relations and the role of U.S. companies on the continent.



Harris Moderates Discussion on U.S.-Africa Policy with Congressmember Karen Bass
Harris Moderates Discussion on U.S.-Africa Policy with Congressmember Karen Bass
Harris moderated a conversation with Congressmember Karen Bass on U.S.-Africa policy that included discussion of U.S. investment in the region, China’s deepening ties with African states, and countering terrorism and violent extremism. A video of the session, sponsored by the Pacific Council, is available here. Congressmember Bass represents the 37th Congressional District and serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa.



Columbia Business School
Harris Speaks at Columbia Business School
Harris was invited to Columbia Business School to speak to business school students on the topic of business opportunities in East Africa.



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Harris Speaks at Lagos Business School
Harris was invited to speak at Lagos Business School, one of the top business programs in Africa, and gave a talk on “An American Perspective on Investing in Africa: Trends, Political Risk and Opportunities.”




Harris Speaks at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal
Harris was a panelist at Web Summit, described by Forbes as “the best tech conference on the planet.” Over 59,000 people from 170 countries attended Web Summit in 2017. Harris discussed geopolitical considerations for investment in Africa along with co-panelists Yonov Frederick Agah (Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization) and Mariéme Jamme (Founder, iamtheCODE). The panel was moderated by Belinda Goldsmith (Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation). A video of the session is available here.



Business Today
Harris Leads Executive Seminar at Business Today in New York
Harris was invited by Princeton University’s Business Today to lead an Executive Seminar with select undergraduate students attending the conference. The discussion covered a broad range of business and policy issues related to Africa, including regional integration, cybersecurity, and Chinese investment across the continent. Previous Executive Seminars have been led by such business leaders as Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable; William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones; and Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman of Pepsico.



Harris Speaks at Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago, Illinois
Harris joined a panel to discuss investment, business, and development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The genesis of the event was Harris’ report for the Atlantic Council on Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security. Co-panelists were Ian Solomon, the Founder and CEO of SolomonGlobal LLC (and, previously, the U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank), and Bronwyn Bruton, the Deputy Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. The video of the panel can be found here.



Global Midwest Alliance
Harris Speaks at Global Midwest Alliance Event in Chicago, Illinois
The Global Midwest Alliance and the law firm K&L Gates sponsored a discussion on Africa featuring Harris and Ian Solomon, Founder and CEO of SolomonGlobal LLC. The discussion touched on U.S. investment strategies in Africa, political risk, and the policies that African countries should adopt to support long-term economic growth.



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Harris Keynotes Oregon World Affairs Council Event on U.S.-Africa Policy
Harris gave a talk on his recent report, Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security, in a WorldOregon event held in Portland, Oregon. The discussion ranged from transnational challenges such as terrorism to entrepreneurship and economic growth.



Harris Speaks on Defense Policy in Africa at the U.S. Air Force Academy
Harris discussed how Africa fits into the future of American defense policy as a panelist at the 59th Academy Assembly, organized by the United States Air Force Academy and Columbia University’s American Assembly. Additional background is available here.



Harris Speaks on the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa
Harris Speaks on the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa
Harris joined a panel with General David Rodriguez, Commander (ret.), U.S. Africa Command and Amanda Dory, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs to discuss the U.S. military’s mission in Africa. The panel was sponsored by the Pacific Council, and an audio recording is available here.



Harris Moderates Discussion on Private Sector Investment in the Congo
Harris Moderates Discussion on Private Sector Investment in the Congo
Harris moderated a discussion with Kelly Goodejohn, Director of Ethical Sourcing at Starbucks, on investing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The event was sponsored by the Eastern Congo Initiative and took place on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.



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Washington Post’s Karen Attiah Interviews Harris on U.S.-Africa Policy on Facebook Live
Attiah interviewed Harris on Facebook Live regarding his report on “Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security.” The interview is available here.



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Harris Releases Report on “Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security” at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC
Harris delivered keynote remarks and participated in a discussion moderated by Karen Attiah, Global Opinions Editor at the Washington Post, to roll out his comprehensive report on “Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security.” Harris’ report, available here, details the many ways in which Africa is important to U.S. national interests with respect to combating transnational threats; advancing America’s economic competitiveness; and pursuing a global agenda that furthers U.S. national security.




Harris Speaks on Renewable Energy at AFC Live Summit in Nigeria
Harris Speaks on Renewable Energy at AFC Live Summit in Nigeria
Harris Speaks on Renewable Energy at AFC Live Summit in Nigeria
Harris was a panelist discussing renewable energy projects in Africa at the Africa Finance Corporation’s “AFC Live” Summit, Africa’s premier infrastructure conference, in Abuja, Nigeria. More information is available here.



Harris Speaks About Key Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
Harris discussed key and emerging economic, political, and security trends in Africa at Stanford in May 2017. Harris was hosted by Seed, the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (learn more here).



Harris Speaks on Investing in Africa at the Atlantic Council Summit in Turkey
Harris Speaks on Investing in Africa at the Atlantic Council Summit in Turkey
Harris speaks on a panel about “Developing Africa: Investment Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities” at the Atlantic Council’s Istanbul Summit 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. Learn more here.



Harris Serves as Rapporteur of the Technology Working Group
Harris Serves as Rapporteur of the Technology Working Group
Harris Serves as Rapporteur of the Technology Working Group at the Ditchley Foundation’s conference on investment in Africa. Find out more here.



Harris Addresses African Diplomatic Corps in Washington, DC
Harris Addresses African Diplomatic Corps in Washington, DC
Grant Harris was invited by the African diplomatic corps (i.e., the body of African diplomats accredited to the United States) for a private discussion on trade and investment issues and the future prospects for U.S.-Africa relations.



Harris Discusses the Outlook for Business and Investment in Africa
Harris Discusses the Outlook for Business and Investment in Africa at the Elliott School of International Affairs
Grant Harris was interviewed by Dean Reuben Brigety of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in November 2016. The conversation covered key trends, challenges, and opportunities with respect to investing in Africa.



Pacific Council
Harris Speaks on Trade and a Investment at Pacific Council
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Harris Speaks on Trade and a Investment at Pacific Council
Grant Harris spoke on a panel exploring Africa’s economic growth, including the prospects for increased U.S. trade and investment. Learn more here.



Harris Attends U.S.-Africa Business Forum
Harris Attends U.S.-Africa Business Forum
Grant Harris attended the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF), a signature event under the Doing Business in Africa Campaign that he launched while serving at the White House. The USABF was co-hosted by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Learn more here.



Harris Featured in Pacific Council Session on South Africa
Harris Featured in Pacific Council Session on South Africa
Check out the highlights and audio recording of a recent panel featuring Grant Harris discussing the political and economic situation in South Africa, available here.



Harris Delivers Keynote Speech at American Association of Blacks
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Harris Delivers Keynote Speech at American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) National Conference



Harris Delivers Keynote Speech at Powering Africa Summit
Harris Delivers Keynote Speech at Powering Africa Summit
Keynote Speaker at Powering Africa Summit, held in Washington, DC in January 2016 Read more at http://www.energynet.co.uk/event/powering-africa-summit-2016



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Panelist on “Investing in Nigeria” at Powering Africa Summit, held in Washington, DC in January 2016



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Panelist on “Public & Private Opportunity: Role of Renewable & Off-Grid Electrification” at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium, held in Silicon Valley, January 2016



Global African Investment Summit
Moderator of panel on “Bankable Projects in the Tourism Sector in Rwanda” at the Global African Investment Summit, held in London, December 2015



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Moderator of panel on “Bankable Projects in the Energy Sector in Benin” at the Global African Investment Summit, held in London, December 2015



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Panelist on “Misperceptions with Respect to Investing in Africa” at the Emerging Markets and Private Equity Association Summit on Private Equity in Africa, held in London, November 2015



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Moderator of panel on “Ultrapoverty” at the Social Innovation Summit produced by Landmark Ventures, in Silicon Valley, November 2015



International Stability Operations Association
Panelist on “Africa in Transition” at the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Summit, in Washington, DC, October 2015



Select Appearances in U.S. Media

Why Africa Should Matter to All of Us, Interview with Former Presidential Advisor, Grant Harris, Everyday Power Blog, May 2018 [The Everyday Power Blog reaches over 400,000 people monthly]

IGD’s Africa Investment Rising U.S. Roadshow Tour Builds Momentum and Action On Increasing Greater U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment, allAfrica.com, May 2018

Eight Big Questions On War And Peace For Mike Pompeo, LobeLog, April 2018 (Blog by Former White House Official Stephen Pomper)

Capitol Hill Reception to Launch U.S. Roadshow Tour, Announce Partnership On Africa Investment Forum, allAfrica.com, April 2017 [Harris Africa Partners LLC is an organizational partner in support of the Africa Investment Rising Roadshow Tour]

Lincoln High to Honor Seven Alums, The Record, March 2016

Interview with Grant Harris on North Korea-Africa Ties, Voice of America, February 2018 [The interview was translated from English into Korean and was broadcast repeatedly over VOA radio into North Korea]

Crisis Diplomática Tras Supuestos Comentarios de Trump, Associated Press, January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks, Associated Press, January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks, Washington Post, January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks, WPXI (Channel 11, Pittsburgh), January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks, U.S. News & World Report, January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks, Chicago Tribune, January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks, New York Daily News, January 2018

Two Bags of Cash for Boko Haram: Freedom for the World’s Most Famous Hostages Came at a Heavy Price, Wall Street Journal, December 2017

Interview with Grant Harris on North Korea-Africa Ties, Voice of America, December 2017 [The interview was translated from English into Korean and read repeatedly throughout a full day of VOA radio broadcasting into North Korea]

Burkina Faso Pledges to End North Korea Trade, Voice of America, December 2017 [The story was also read aloud on VOA radio broadcasting into various parts of Africa and other regions of the world]

For Dignity and Development, East Africa Curbs Used Clothes Imports, The New York Times, October 2017

Africa: Third Trump Try to Fill Senior Africa Policy Post, allAfrica.com, July 2017

This is Why Africa Matters to the United States, allAfrica.com, May 2017

Harris is Guest on Sunday Talk Show “Africa Today TV”, April 2017 [click on the “previous episodes” tab and then on “Episode 6: Africa, America, and Moral Authority”]

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now?, allAfrica.com, February 2017

President Obama Has Nominated 123 People to Fill Administration Positions this Year, Washington Post, January 2017

President Obama and His Development Legacy, Devex, July 2016 (featuring photo of President Barack Obama and Grant Harris aboard Air Force One)

UC Davis to Be Living Lab for Young African Leaders Tackling Energy Issues, UC Davis, June 2016

Global Issues: Selections from Congressional Quarterly Researcher, CQ Press, May 2016

Don’t Coddle Congo’s Kleptocrat, U.S. News & World Report, July 2015

U.S. Pushes for Global Eye on South Sudan Conflict, The New York Times, July 2015

Obama Pledges to Ramp Up Support for Nigeria’s Boko Haram Fight, Bloomberg, July 2015

In first U.S. Visit, Nigerian President and Obama to Pledge New Partnership, Christian Science Monitor, July 2015

Nigerian President, Obama to Meet at White House, Fox News, July 2015

Nigeria’s New President, Hoping to Host Obama, Visits White House Instead, The New York Times, July 2015

Obama Praises Nigerian Leader for Pursuing Safety, Security, PBS Newshour, July 2015

Obama Welcomes Buhari and Commends Nigeria’s ‘Commitment to Democracy,’ The Washington Post, July 2015

Boko Haram tops agenda for Nigerian leader meet with Obama, USA Today, July 2015

Obama, Last Election Behind Him, Plans First Visit as President to Kenya, The New York Times, March 2015

White House sending Ospreys to hunt Joseph Kony and the LRA, Christian Science Monitor, March 2014

U.S. to Crack Down on Ivory Trafficking to Protect Elephants, CBS News, February 2014

U.S. to Crack Down on Sale and Purchase of Ivory to Protect Elephants, Fox News, February 2014

U.S. Is Facing Hard Choices in South Sudan, The New York Times, January 2014

Obama Warns Against Using Military Force to Gain Power in South Sudan, Los Angeles Times, December 2013

South Sudan’s Army Faces Accusations of Civilian Abuse, The New York Times, September 2013

On the Hunt for Joseph Kony, The Washington Post, September 2013

Video Interview on “Africa 54,” Voice of America, July 2013

Obama’s Africa All-Star Team, U.S. News & World Report, July 2013

Obama Announces Trade Africa Initiative, NPR, July 2013

Obama to Launch Major Wildlife Trafficking Initiative in Africa, The Washington Post, July 2013

Obama Announces Initiative to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, The Washington Post, July 2013

Obama Moves to Fight Wildlife Trafficking in Africa. But the Real Work Is in Asia, Time, July 2013

In Tanzania, Obama Calls for a Partnership With Africa to Aid Its Economy, The New York Times, July 2013

White House Lays Out Busy Africa Itinerary for the Obamas, The Washington Post, July 2013

Obama Heads to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania During Week-Long Trip, U.S. News & World Report, June 2013

Select Appearances in International Media

How the US and Rwanda Have Fallen Out Over Second-Hand Clothes, BBC (UK), May 2018

Harris quoted on BBC World Service television “HARDtalk” program in interview with Acting Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, March 2018

‘Fishy’ Boko Haram Deal Raises Fears of Vicious Circle in Nigeria, The Independent (UK), March 2018

‘Ransom’ in Nigeria Raises Fears of Vicious Circle, The Sunday Telegraph (UK), March 2018

Harris Interviewed on BBC World Service radio “Newsday” Program, February 2018 [Newsday is the world’s most listened to breakfast show]

Boko Haram Jihadists ‘Set to Infiltrate Europe Through Libya’ As Nigeria’s Humanitarian Crisis Threatens New Wave of Illegal Migration, Daily Mail (UK), February 2018

Der Schleichende Anstieg der US-Luftangriffe in Somalia, Tiroler Tageszeitung (Austria), February 2018

Africa-Nord Corea, il Rapporto Che Finanzia il Nucleare, L’Indro (Italy), February 2018

US Steps Up Pressure on African Countries to Cut North Korea Ties, Financial Times (UK), January 2018

‘I’m From a S***hole Country’: World Reacts to ‘Racist’ Donald Trump’s Comments, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia), January 2018

Bürgerkrieg: Islamisten bomben rügelmüßig, als Antwort steigern die USA ihre Luftangriffe deutlich – Kann das die Extremisten schwüchen?, Main Echo (Germany), January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Africa Remarks, Times of Israel (Israel), January 2018

Kampf Gegen Terror Ausgeweitet: USA Steigern Luftangriffe in Somalia, n-tv (Germany), January 2018

Diplomats Scramble to Contain Outrage Over Trump’s Remarks: Can Washington’s Global Partnership Withstand President’s Loose Lips?, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada), January 2018

Web Summit: Conselheiro de Obama Alerta Para Perigo de Desemprego em África, Sapo24 (Portugal), November 2017

Sadly, Trump’s Dangerous Ignorance Will Doom Us All, Sunday Independent (South Africa), October 2017

Afrika Uz Nehce &138;aty Mrtvych Bilych Lidi, Respekt (Czech Republic), October 2017

Why Was the Landmark Africa-Israel Summit Shelved?, Jerusalem Post (Israel), September 2017

Trump at UN: Gods Are Getting Crazier, The Herald (Zimbabwe), September 2017

Trump’s ‘America First’ Vow Sparks Fears for Africa Initiatives Financial Times (UK), May 2017

Harris Interviewed on BBC World Service radio “Newsday” Program, January 2017. [Newsday is the world’s most listened to breakfast show]

AFC Appoints Former US Presidential Advisor, Private Equity Africa, July 2016

Financial Times Investment Summit, Business Day Ghana (Ghana), October 2015

U.S. Pledges to Help Nigeria Tackle Boko Haram Terrorists, Financial Times (UK), July 2015

Obama Meets New Nigerian President with Praise for Anti-Extremist Agenda, The Guardian (UK), July 2015

Boko Haram: America and Nigeria, al-Ittihad (UAE), July 2015

Barack Obama Tour: Market Country as Gateway to Africa, Kenya Urged, The Daily Nation (Kenya), June 2015

Abuja Set for Buhari’s Inauguration, The News (Nigeria), June 2015

The United States Faces Tough Choices in South Sudan, Albawabh (Egypt), January 2015

Africa Reporting Tour: Lessons of a Historic Summit, Journal du Mali (Mali), August 2014

The Ravalomanana-Wong Meeting – Reciprocal Interests Evoked, L’Express (Madagascar), August 2014

US-Africa: Highlights of a Summit with Grant Harris of the NSC, Journal du Tchad (Chad), August 2014

Cameroon: Presidential Couple at U.S – Africa Summit, Cameroon Tribune (Cameroon), August 2014

Summit Aims to Strengthen U.S.-Africa Ties, South African Broadcasting Corporation (South Africa), August 2014

An African Bargaining Chip, People’s Daily (China), June 2014

Washington to Expel the LRA, Makkah (Saudi Arabia), April 2014

U.S. Sends More Forces to Uganda for Kony Hunt, The Times (South Africa), March 2014

Ouganda: Des Renforts Américains pour Traquer la LRA de Joseph Kony, Jeune Afrique (pan-African), March 2014

U.S. Sends More Forces to Uganda for Kony Hunt, The Daily Nation (Kenya), March 2014

U.S. Launches Crack Down on Africa’s $10bn a Year Ivory Poaching Trade, The Independent (UK), February 2014

Obama Sends High-Level Delegation to African Union Summit, The East African (Kenya), January 2014

Obama’s YALI Project to Benefit More Tanzanian Youths, IPP Media (Tanzania), January 2014

Boko Haram: WHO Doctor, 499 Other Suspects for Trial, Vanguard (Nigeria), December 2013

Mankeur Ndiaye at the White House for…, Xibaaru (and similar in Enquete Plus and Kolda News) (Senegal), November 2013

The Real Reason for Obama’s Visit to Africa, Abidjan.net (Cote d’Ivoire), July 2013

Letter From America: Obama Trip is About Selling U.S. Brand (opinion), Business Day (South Africa), July 2013

Obama Cracks Down on Wildlife Trafficking, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), July 2013

Obama Declares a New Era of U.S.-Africa Relations, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada), July 2013

Obama to Launch Major Initiative to Curb Wildlife Trafficking, The Guardian (UK), July 2013

Africa: Obama Committed to Increase Trade and Investment in Africa, Tanzania Daily News (Tanzania), June 2013

Obama Keen to See Madiba, Independent Online (South Africa), June 2013

Washington Looks to Strengthen Trade with ECOWAS, iNews Arabia (Saudia Arabia), March 2013

End of Hillary Clinton’s Visit to Togo, Republique Togolaise (Togo), January 2012