According to sources, President-elect Donald Trump is allegedly considering Dr J. Peter Pham, the current Vice-President for Research and Regional Initiatives and Director, Africa Center at the Washington DC based think-tank, Atlantic Council for the position Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs.
Dr J Peter Pham, a US citizen, born in Paris, France from parents of Vietnamese origins, is an expert on Africa. He has successfully participated in peace processes in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other countries in Africa. After graduating from the University of Chicago, the became a Catholic Priest, preaching in the Parish of Peoria, Illinois. It is during his time as a priest that the