U.S. Envoy Perriello on Foreign Policy Lessons

A Discussion with the Outgoing Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Thomas Perriello, at the completion of nearly 18 months as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Africa Great Lakes region after previously leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), discussed lessons for U.S. foreign policy drawn from his tenure on December 15, 2016.

Special Envoy Perriello addressed why U.S. policy should continue to champion term limits, respect for constitutions, and open political space in the Great Lakes region in Africa and beyond. He talked about ways to strengthen American efforts and policy commitments to prevent violent conflict. 

Read a full transcipt of his remarks here

Thomas Perriello
U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Moderator
Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace