Experts at the China-Africa Research Initiative available to discuss future U.S. response to China's Africa engagement

As President-Elect Donald Trump prepares to take office Friday and direct the new course of U.S. foreign policy, experts at the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are available to discuss how the new administration will access and act on China’s engagement in Africa.
Deborah Bräutigam, Director of CARI and Director of the International Development Program, is a leading expert on China-Africa relations. She is the author of The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Will Africa Feed China? (Oxford University Press, 2015). Bräutigam is also author of numerous articles published in academic journals and public affairs media. She regularly advises international agencies and governments on China-Africa economic engagement.
Janet Eom, Research Manager at CARI, is an expert on Chinese economic engagement with African countries. She has researched China-Africa issues at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Beijing. Eom has also worked on China-Africa issues in the Strategy and Policy Unit of the Office of the President in Rwanda and presented her field research on Chinese investment in Africa at academic conferences around the world.

  • The scholars are available to discuss:
  • What is China really doing in Africa?
  • Who are the driving forces behind Chinese policy in Africa?
  • How can U.S. business compete with China in Africa?
  • Why are Chinese exports dwarfing U.S. exports to Africa?
  • Why are Chinese manufacturing jobs moving to Africa? What does this mean for U.S. workers?
  • How does the U.S. development model compare to the Chinese development model in Africa?

The Trump transition team recently circulated a list of questions on Africa to the State Department and Pentagon, including inquiries about the relative roles of the United States and China in Africa: “How does U.S. business compete with other nations in Africa? Are we losing out to the Chinese?” Janet Eom provides a response in The Washington Post.
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About the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative
The SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (SAIS-CARI) launched in 2014 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to promote evidence-based understanding of the relations between China and African countries through high quality data collection, field research, conferences, and collaboration.
The mission of SAIS-CARI is promoting research, conducting evidence-based analysis, fostering collaboration, and training future leaders to better understand the economic and political dimensions of China-Africa relations and their implications for human security and global development.
For more information, visit the China-Africa Research Initiative or @SaisCari
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017