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China's "Soft" Cooperation with Africa

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Location: via Zoom

中国与非洲的“软”合作


The Shanghai Academy of Global Governance and Area Studies (SAGGAS) at the Shanghai International Affairs University (SISU), in partnership with the Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway and Notre Dame International, University of Notre Dame (UND), invites the public to a special virtual event on China's "Soft" Cooperation with Africa. Hosted by SISU Professor Wang Duanyong and Notre Dame Professor Joshua Eisenman, this half day conference will bring together renowned scholars from China, Africa, the United States, and Europe to discuss China-Africa media, educational and cultural relations with Africans and place them in the context of China’s larger strategic engagement with Africa and the developing world more broadly.

上海外国语大学上海全球治理与区域国别研究院和美国圣母大学国际部及圣母北京国际中心拟于2021年10月19日联合举办为期半天的“中国与非洲的‘软’合作”线上会议。本次特别活动由上海外国语大学汪段泳副研究员和圣母大学马佳士(Joshua Eisenman)教授共同召集。来自中国、非洲、美国和欧洲的知名学者,将在中国与非洲和更广泛的发展中世界加大战略接触的背景下,一起探讨中非媒体、教育和文化合作关系等问题。

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PLEASE NOTE: Indicated event times are Eastern Daylight Time (8:00pm - 12:00am Beijing Time)

Conference Schedule

08:00-08:10am

Welcome Remarks
Prof. YANG Cheng
Dean, Shanghai Academy of Global Governance & Area Studies, SISU, China

08:10-08:20am

Introductory Remarks
Dr. Jonathan Noble
Senior Assistant Provost for Internationalization and
Interim Director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, UND, U.S.

Session I

08:20-09:20am

China-Africa mechanism for people-to-people and cultural exchanges as a Grand Strategy

Moderator

Prof. Joshua Eisenman
Keough School of Global Affairs, UND, U.S.

Panelists

Prof. ZHENG Yu
Fudan University, China

Prof. Carolijn van Noort
University of the West of Scotland

Dr. Eman Fakhry
Egyptian Researcher

Commentator / Q&A

Prof. Joshua Eisenman
Keough School of Global Affairs, UND, U.S.
09:20-09:30am Zoom Break

 

Session II

09:30-10:30am

China-Africa Education Cooperation

Moderator

Prof. HE Wenping
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Panelists

Prof. Antoine Lokongo
President Joseph Kasa-Vubu University,
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Prof. Lina Benabdallah
Wake Forest University, U.S.

Prof. ZHOU Jinyan
SISU, China

Commentator / Q&A

Prof. HE Wenping
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
10:30-10:40am Zoom Break

 

Session III

10:40-11:50am

China-Africa Media Cooperation

Moderator

Dr. Cliff Mboya
Kenya/China Africa Project

Panelists

Prof. Dani Madrid-Morales
University of Houston, U.S.

Prof. Emeka Umejei
University of Ghana

Prof. WANG Duanyong
SISU, China

Commentator / Q&A

Dr. Cliff Mboya
Kenya/China Africa Project
11:50am-12:00pm 
 
Concluding Remarks
Prof. Joshua Eisenman
Keough School of Global Affairs, ND, U.S.