Ambassador Michael Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, held a conversation with Steve McDonald, Africa Program Director at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on U.S. Engagement With the African Union. The discussion was moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, and is now available for on demand viewing on DipNote, the Department of State's official blog, and on video.state.gov. Videos are also available on iTunes as podcasts. Members of the public were invited to participate by submitting questions via DipNote and Twitter, and some of those questions were selected for response during the broadcast. Transcript» Video» DipNote»
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