Johns Hopkins SAIS expert available to discuss U.S., China engagements in Africa as U.S. secretary of state embarks on Africa tour

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes his first official trip to Africa, Dr. Deborah Bräutigam, Director of the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), is available to discuss China’s engagement in Africa and the impact on U.S. relations with African countries.
Bräutigam is a leading expert on China-Africa relations and regularly advises international agencies and governments on Chinese-African economic engagement.
The scholar is available to further discuss:

  • What is motivating China’s growing interests in Africa?
  • Who are the driving forces behind Chinese policy in Africa?
  • How is China specifically involved with the nations Secretary Tillerson will visit — including Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria?
  • What are the security implications of China’s expanding military presence in some African countries?
  • As more Chinese manufacturing jobs move to Africa, what are the implications for the United States?
  • How can the U.S. compete with China’s economic engagement in Africa?

Bräutigam is the author of Will Africa Feed China? (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2010), and numerous articles in academic journals. She has offered commentary to various media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist.
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
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Winslow Robertson
Communications Assistant
China-Africa Research Initiative
About the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative
The SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (SAIS-CARI) was launched in 2014 at Johns Hopkins 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 nearly 75 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 today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

Monday, March 5, 2018