Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Thursday, July 18

Subcommittee Hearing: Global al-Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Seth Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Director
International Security and Defense Policy Center
RAND Corporation

Frederick W. Kagan, Ph.D.
Christopher DeMuth Chair and Director
Critical Threats Project
American Enterprise Institute

Mr. Thomas Joscelyn
Senior Editor
The Long War Journal

Thursday, July 18

Subcommittee Hearing: Is There an African Resource Curse?

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 in 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Ms. Corinna Gilfillan
Global Witness, USA

Mr. Mohammed Amin Adam
Executive Director
Africa Center for Energy Policy

Mr. Anquan Boldin
Oxfam America

Chairman Smith on the hearing:Africa has been blessed with abundant natural resources, but too seldom have these resources benefitted the average African citizen. Our hearing will examine strategies to better ensure that African governments use revenues that come from those natural resources more broadly for the benefit of their people, which in turn reduces reliance on international donors  to provide education, health and other services that can more appropriately be provided by these governments.”

***See foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates. 

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.