Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 18-22: China-Africa Week at SAIS

The China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is hosting a week of events with diplomats, practitioners, and academics to discuss today's most dynamic China-Africa issues. All events are free and open to the public. Complimentary food/refreshments served at each event.

RSVP today before spots are gone!

Visit "Upcoming Events" on our website or our Facebook events page for more information. You can also click on the RSVP links below.

Policy Roundtable: What is China Really Doing in Rural Africa?

China has made agriculture one of the core pillars in its African engagement, yet this emphasis on agriculture is often misunderstood. This SAIS-CARI policy roundtable features a conversation with five SAIS-CARI visiting scholars fresh from doing fieldwork on Chinese agricultural aid and investment in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Uganda. Panelists will engage in critical reflections on the strategic drivers (if any), challenges, and impact of aid and investment projects in the respective countries. How could USAID’s nascent efforts to cooperate with China’s Ministry of Commerce on agriculture be shaped by a more detailed understanding of Chinese experience in Africa?

RSVP: http://bit.ly/23fA2vv

Film Screenings: When China Met Africa and China Remix

When China Met AfricaThrough the intimate portrayal of individuals engaged on the ground in the China-Africa relationship, the expanding footprint of a rising global power is laid bare - pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world.

China Remix
The city of Guangzhou is home to China's largest community of African immigrants. This documentary explores the city’s burgeoning African entertainment industry through the lives of three African hip-hop artists trying to find success in the face of China’s challenging labor and immigration laws.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1S09tC9

Policy Roundtable: Chinese Loans to Africa: What’s the Real Deal?

Rumors abound about China’s loan program in Africa. Where, why, and how are Chinese banks financing African development? How do resource-secured loan packages work? What conditions do Chinese banks place on their loans? Are African countries risking a new debt crisis? Join us for answers to these and other questions, as SAIS-CARI launches its new database of Chinese loans to Africa (2000 to 2014).

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1PWROa1

China-Africa Happy Hour

Join the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Cowries and Rice, and Washington DC’s China-Africa enthusiasts for an evening of good drinks and conversation. We will be giving away a signed copy of Will Africa Feed China? by Deborah Brautigam.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/23fAudg

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