Francis Kornegay as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue. He was also a member of the JIOR international editorial board and a past fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars. He held Masters Degrees in African Studies from Howard University and in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. Kornegay served two stints in the US Congress as a professional staffer, among other things, developing financial sanctions legislation on South Africa. He established the Research and Evaluation Unit for the African Development Foundation, an independent US agency. In South Africa, he served as the country director of the African-American Institute (AAI) and was involved in electoral support activities. Since then, among other things, he focused on South-South co-operation issues on which he wrote and published extensively.