Pham J. Peter

Directeur du Center Michael S. Ansari pour l’Afrique, Atlantic Council, USA

Pham J. Peter
Dr. J. Peter Pham is the director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center.

J. Peter Pham was previously senior vice president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and editor of its bimonthly journal, American Foreign Policy Interests. He was also a tenured associate professor of Justice Studies, Political Science, and Africana Studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he was director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He has served on the Senior Advisory Group of the US Africa Command since its creation.

The author of over 300 essays and reviews and the author, editor, or translator of over a dozen books, Dr. Pham contributes to a number of online publications including National Interest Online and He regularly appears as a commentator on broadcast and print media outlets including CBS, PBS, VOA, CNN, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the BBC, Radio France Internationale, Reuters, the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times,USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Times of London, New Statesman,Maclean’s, Le Monde, and Le Temps (Geneva).

Dr. Pham is the incumbent vice president of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA), an academic organization which represents over 1,000 scholars of Middle Eastern and African Studies at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and overseas, and is editor-in-chief of ASMEA’s Journal of the Middle East and Africa.