Event Details

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Briefing with Ms. Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Event Information

Date & time

Thursday, January 31, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

Washington, DC

Contact

Spencer Cresswell at +1-646-250-7012 or scresswell@bciu.org

This is an off-the-record briefing with Ms. Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Participants should come prepared to also share to Ms. Baird their experiences and perspectives on the region.

 

For more information, please contact Spencer Cresswell at scresswell@bciu.org or +1-646-250-7012.

 

Biographical Information

Whitney Baird assumed duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in September 2018. Previously she served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Europe and European Union and Regional Affairs in the European Bureau. She was Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London from 2014 to 2017. Prior to London, Ms. Baird served in the Economic Bureau of the Department of State as Special Advisor for Trade Negotiations, Director for Multilateral Trade Affairs, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade, and Acting Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs. Ms. Baird has also served overseas in Madrid, Spain; Dakar, Senegal; Lomé, Togo; Toronto, Canada; and Yaoundé, Cameroon. She has served in Washington as Deputy Director of the State Department Operations Center, Senior Watch Officer, Secretariat Staff Officer and Watch Officer.

Ms. Baird earned a Masters in International Security Studies from the National War College, and graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Political Science.