Carol Pineau

Carol Pineau is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist with more than 20 years experience reporting on Africa. She is the host and producer of Foreign Policy’s Africa Forward podcast. Her groundbreaking film, Africa Open for Business, and the advocacy campaign accompanying the film, helped change the coverage in major media on Africa. The film won several awards and was voted BBC Documentary of the Year. Additional credits include Africa Investment Horizons, Kenya Stories and Africa and the Trump Administration, a 10-part current events talk show. Ms. Pineau has reported and produced numerous television news stories for major international broadcast media, including two postings in Africa: Nairobi, covering the 12 East African nations for Voice of America, and Eritrea for CNN covering the Eritrean/Ethiopian conflict. She is a Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, where she co-leads a speakers series on African-led development and a study abroad program in Eritrea. Ms. Pineau is the author of numerous articles as well as a book. Her writing on Africa has appeared in major publications throughout the world.