Lecture: Developing security, securing development? Chinese foreign policy, norms evolution and the challenges of security in Africa
Thursday, May 8, 2014
2pm, Room VG 2.101
Dr. Daniel Large
Deepening conflict in South Sudan is once again increasing interest in China’s role in the country, in neighboring Sudan and, more generally, China’s changing engagement with conflict and security dynamics in Africa. China’s relations with fragile and conflict affected states is well recognized. Recognizing that post-conflict environments and state fragility pose a unique set of challenges to its growing economic interests on the continent, the Chinese government has sought to respond through a process of adaptation and policy engagement. Using the case of South Sudan and Sudan to illustrate broader themes, this seminar will examine China’s negotiation of development and security, and why and how this has travelled from the margins to a much more central part of China’s emerging role in Africa.Picture: S. J. Pyrotechnic Sarah_Jones, Globe Keychain 004 2, CC BY-SA 2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahakabmg/2188959997/.