Director for African Affairs, National Security Council
Cindy Courville is the Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. She is responsible for the formulation, coordination, and implementation of policies related to South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, and military and security issues related to southern Africa. Dr. Courville is on leave from the Defense Intelligence Agency, where she is the Policy Staff Director for Africa at the Directorate of Operations and is responsible for all aspects of policy and regulatory development for Sub-Saharan Africa. Her professional experience includes 10 years in the academic arena as a member of the Political Science faculties at Hanover College in Indiana and Occidental College in Los Angeles. Dr. Courville received a BA and an MA in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She also graduated from the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies with an MA and a PhD in International Relations.