Evolution of China-Africa Relations

April 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Classes & Workshops


Event Description

Atlantic Luncheon Series will feature Ambassador David Shinn. Professor Shinn's presentation covers the evolution in recent years of growing China-Africa relations. He looks at China's interests in Africa (both North and Sub-Saharan) followed by a discussion of diplomatic ties, trade, aid, investment, soft power, and security issues. He concludes with the challenges facing China in Africa and is prepared to take questions on any aspect of the China-Africa relationship.
Ambassador Shinn received his BA (1963), MA (1964), and PhD (1980) from George Washington University. He has a certificate in African studies from Northwestern University. He served for thirty-seven years in the US Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He has been teaching in the Elliott School since 2001 and serves on a number of boards of nongovernmental organizations.
An expert on the Horn of Africa, Dr. Shinn speaks at events around the world. He is the coauthor of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement, the Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters. His research interests include China-Africa relations, East Africa and the Horn, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, conflict situations, U.S. policy in Africa, and the African brain drain. His most recent book is entitled Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gülen Movement (Tsehai Publishers 2015)
The event will be at our new location
Terraces- South - Conference Room
115 Perimeter Center Pl Atlanta, GA 30346
Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Edit This Event Last Edited By: Ally LaForest on March 10, 2016, 3:46 p.m.