Dr. Nancy Walker, is the former Director of the Atlantic Council's Ansari Africa Center and the 1st director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Dr. Walker’s diverse career speaks for itself. Her experience ranges from working as a political producer for German television, to defense analysis for an investment bank, to directing the Office of African Affairs and United Nations Branch Chief in the Office of Peacekeeping Policy. Dr. Walker is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Women in International Security, American Political Science Association, Turkish-American-International Women’s Cultural and Charitable Society, among others.