An essay by Charlie Warren, class of 2010, has been selected as one of two winners by Tufts University’s Fletcher School for its recent undergraduate and young professional essay contest on “the future of Africa.”
Warren wrote his essay, “‘Africa’ No More. Why It’s Time to Change the Conversation,” on the international community’s need to stop lumping Africa’s 54 economies together. He argues that Africa’s markets are “distinct in their remaining challenges but – most importantly – powerful in their unique contributions to the global economy.” He describes the possibilities of the energy, telecommunications, retail and technology markets in nations such as Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Nigeria, as well as the improvements occurring in education.
In his role as research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Warren focuses on energy issues and African politics. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and speaks Swahili.