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From Knowledge Transfers to Power Projection: The Impact of Professionalization Training on China-Africa Relations

October 19th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Lina Benabdallah is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations, Department of Political Science and Center for African Studies, University of Florida. Her research looks into Chinese investments in human resource development programs for Africans. It examines the role of such investments on China&rsq...

Berger Program and Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf

October 23rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 184

“Balancing Rights and Obligations of States and Investors:  Challenges Facing LDCs” The legal regimes that underpin the international economy often protect foreign investors at the expense of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which are characterized by poverty, low human development, and economic vulnerability. These countries, with fragile political systems a...

Einaudi Center-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,0...

Edge of Capital: Chinese Garment Production in South Africa

October 26th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Liang Xu is Assistant Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University (beginning November 2017). He has a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, with a focus on modern African history, as well as a doctorate in International Relations from Peking University. His previous dissertation examined the Japan-South African relations in the post-apartheid era. His history dis...

International Research Travel Grant

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Wednesday, November 1, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm. These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.

How African Countries can Capitalize on their Partnerships with China

November 2nd, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nama Ouattara is Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University and a Research Associate at the China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is an expert in Development Economics with a concentration in South-South cooperation. She received her Masters from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and her Ph.D. in Economics from Univers...

Changing Chinese Financing Models for Infrastructure Projects in Africa: Evidence from Kenya and DR Congo

November 9th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Youyi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University, and a graduate fellow with both the East Asia Program and the Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict. His research focuses on the politics of foreign investment and foreign aid, the economic origins of ethnic/nationalistic conflict, and economic security, with a particular interest in the political implications of C...

7th Annual EMI Conference: Emerging Multinationals in a Changing World

November 10th, 2017 - 8:00AM-3:30PM



The 7th Emerging Markets Institute Conference will be exploring how emerging multinationals from Asia and Latin America have expanded aggressively on a global scale. Recent developments have changed the global context. While some western nations are retreating from leadership positions others are strategically positioning themselves as possible new leaders. How are Emerging Multinationals reacting...

Constructing Africa: Chinese Investment, Infrastructure Deficits, and Development

November 16th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Olufunmilayo Arewa is Professor of Law and Anthropology and Director of the Center for African Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Professor Arewa’s research centers around intellectual property and business, with a primary focus on copyright and music. Her work also focuses on copyright and the entertainment industries, law and technolog...

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