The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) is happy to announce that Mr. Brad Minnick is its new Director for Communications and Community Affairs.
will spearhead the center's efforts to engage thousands of alumni around the world and expand the global audience that looks to ACSS
as a leader on African security issues.
Brad comes to ACSS from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he was the project director for its Public Diplomacy initiative.
is an internationally recognized management and communications advisor and principal at HKS Global
, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm.
Before that, he was Director of the Office of International Visitors at the U.S. Department of State and CEO of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, an international exchange organization.
brings a tremendous amount of public relations experience, working with government officials, NGO leaders, political activists, and businesspeople around the globe in management and communications strategy and tactics.
Over the years, Brad
has traveled to ten African countries on business and as part of trade missions.
has been part of numerous exchanges with African leaders and he
sees a bright economic and political future for the continent.
is contributing to that future by producing quality work that dissects current problems and engages Africans in finding solutions.
"Improving mutual understanding makes for a better world," he
"We have 20 languages spoken here at the Africa Center
and a combined 500 years of experience on African-U.S. issues to contribute to the conversation.
I'm excited to use that to engage more alumni and a broader audience.
Brad holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University in Washington, D.C.