Core faculty

Kamissa Camara

Professor of practice

Ambassador Kamissa Camara is a professor of practice in international diplomacy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy’s Weiser Diplomacy Center. She is also a Senior Africa Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute.

Camara has held high-ranking positions in the Malian government, including Minister, Chief of Staff to the President, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Minister of Digital Economy and Planning. With an impressive background in African politics, she has also served as Africa Director for PartnersGlobal, Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment Democracy, and Program Officer at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

As a leading expert on international affairs, Camara is frequently invited to share her insights on various TV and radio programs such as CNN, Aljazeera, BBC Africa, Voice of America (French and English), France24, and TV5.

Camara holds a Master's degree in International Development from the Université de Grenoble and is currently completing her PhD in political science at the University of Oxford.