Dr. George Ayitteywas named one ofForeign Policy’sTop Global Thinkers in 2009 and is an advisor to the Obama administration on forging a new path for Africa. He is the author ofAfrica Unchained,Africain Chaos,andAfrica Betrayed, which won the H.L. Mencken Award for Best Book. Ayittey has written forThe Wall Street Journal,The Washington Post, andThe Times of London, among others, and has appeared on such media as ABCNightline, PBSNewsHour, and CNN. He is also the founder and president of the Free Africa Foundation and professor economics at American University.