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EA presents: David H. Shinn

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David ShinnProfessorial Lecturer at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs 


China and Africa:  Trade Relations, Investment, and Foreign Assistance

China is heavily involved in Africa’s development, ranging from trade in raw materials to infrastructure investments to assistance in agriculture. The relationship is complex and controversial.  China has been criticized for “neo-colonial” practices and praised for investing in manufacturing and creating jobs in African countries.  Ambassador Shinn will discuss the background, motives, and implications of China-Africa economic engagement.


David Shinn is a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.  He is the coauthor of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement.  His research interests include China-Africa relations, East Africa and the Horn, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, U.S. policy in Africa, and the Gülen Movement in Africa.


Sponsored by the East Asia Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Maxwell African Scholors Union at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 


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