USIP convened a discussion of recent developments and international engagement in Somalia featuring Mary Harper, author of the new book "Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State."
With a new president and government taking office, Somalia continues to try to escape state failure. In her new book, “Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State,” author and journalist Mary Harper examines Somalia's culture and history and raises critical questions about international engagement and its impact on Somalis.
- Mary Harper, Panelist
Africa Editor, BBC World Service and Author of "Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith War and Hope in a Shattered State"
- Sadia Ali Aden, Panelist
Human Rights Advocate and Freelance Writer
- Bronwyn Bruton, Panelist
Deputy Director, Atlantic Council's Michael S. Ansari Africa Center
- Jon Temin, Moderator
Director, Sudan & South Sudan Program, U.S. Institute of Peace