Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson held a conversation with Sam Worthington, President and CEO of InterAction, on the crisis in the Horn of Africa. The discussion was moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Participants submitted questions, some of which were selected for response during the live broadcast. Transcript» Video» DipNote»
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