“Will Africa feed China?” A Discussion with Deborah Brautigam

October 18, 2015

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Moderated by Professor David Lampton, SAIS China Studies Program

Discussants:

Dr. Amadou Sy, Director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution

Professor Ling Cheng, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy

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Is China building a new empire in rural Africa? Few development topics are as controversial and emotionally charged as the belief that the Chinese government is aggressively buying up huge tracts of prime African land to grow food to ship back to China. In Will Africa Feed China? Deborah Brautigam, one of the world’s leading experts on China and Africa, probes the myths and realities behind the media headlines.

Thursday October 29 2015 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Kenney Auditorium – 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, 20036

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Dr. Deborah Bräutigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy, Director of the International Development Program, and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Before joining SAIS in 2012, she taught at Columbia University and American University. She has also served as a consultant for Transparency International, the United Nations, the World Bank, DFID, GIZ, DANIDA, the African Development Bank, and USAID. Her Ph.D. is from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

This event is co-sponsored with the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (SAIS-CARI), China Studes, and African Studies Program.

Please email any questions to developmentroundtable@jhu.edu

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