Shannon Smith

Professorial Lecturer
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Shannon Smith has two decades of experience working on foreign policy, across branches of government, agencies, and subject areas. Among other positions, she has served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; a senior adviser on Africa and global health for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and a professor of practice for the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, a Department of Defense institution. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Her recent publications include: “Managing Health and Economic Priorities as the COVID-19 Pandemic Spreads in Africa,” March 30, 2020, and “What the Coronavirus Means for Africa,” February 4, 2020.