Todd Moss

Todd Moss is chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and is a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Due to African nations being increasingly prosperous, democratic, and interconnected with the lives of Americans, Africa is now more important to the United States than ever before. The new threats to U.S. national security - the spread of terrorism, international criminal networks, and cross-border disease - are pushing Africa higher up the U.S. foreign policy agenda. Moss, a former senior State Department official, will discuss the challenges a rising Africa poses for American foreign policy, asses the Obama Administration's performance, and share why he wrote about all of this in his new fiction thriller, "The Golden Hour."