Keynote speakers

Christopher Alden, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Philippe Beaujard, CNRS/IMAF (Institut des mondes africains), Paris

Scarlett Cornelissen, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Andreas Fuchs, Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg & Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Ching Kwan Lee, University of California at Los Angeles

Christopher Alden: China and Africa: A world after its own image?

Professor Chris Alden teaches International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a Research Associate with the Global Powers and Africa Programme, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
He is author or editor of numerous books, including New Directions in Africa- China Studies (Routledge 2018), China and Africa – Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent (Palgrave 2017), Foreign Policy Analysis – new approaches (Routledge 2017, 2nd edition), China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalist (Johannesburg: Jacana 2014), China Returns to Africa (Hurst 2008), China in Africa (Zed 2007), Land, Liberation and Compromise in Southern Africa (Palgrave/Macmillan 2009), The South and World Politics (Palgrave 2010), Mozambique and the Construction of the New African State (Palgrave 2003), South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Foreign Policy (Adelphi Paper IISS 2003) as well as having written numerous articles in internationally recognised journals.
Professor Alden has held fellowships at Cambridge University, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo; Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto; Ecole Normale Superieure (Cachan), Paris; and University of Pretoria. He has taught courses at Sciences Po, University of Cape Town and Peking University and was a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1990-2000. He received his doctorate from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Chris Alden

Philippe Beaujard: Exchanges between East Africa and Asia between the 1st and the 15th Century

Philippe Beaujard is an agricultural engineer, an Anthropologist and a Historian. He has made fieldwork in Madagascar for 25 years and has published five books on this island. He also published a large book in Global History, entitled Les mondes de l’océan Indien (2 volumes, Paris Armand Colin, 2012). An updated version of this book will be published in English in 2019 by Cambridge University Press.
Philippe Beaujard

Scarlett Cornelissen: Industrial entanglements and their political outflows in the Japan-South Africa relationship in the mid-twentieth Century

Scarlett Cornelissen is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow and postgraduate and Bachelor’s degrees from Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. She has been Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University. Other research fellowships have been held with the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies at Kyoto University and the Institute of Developing Economies in Chiba, Japan.
Scarlett conducts research on Africa's international political economy with a specialist focus on Japanese diplomacy, aid and industry in Africa. Recent books include Migration and Agency in a Globalizing World: Afro-Asian Encounters (Palgrave, 2018), Handbook on Africa-Asia Relations (Routledge, 2018), and Africa and International Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, paperback edition published 2015). She is co-editor of the Review of International Studies and Geopolitics and serves on the editorial boards of European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Modern African Studies and Chatham House’s International Affairs.
Scarlett Cornelissen

Andreas Fuchs: China's development aid to Africa and its consequences

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs holds a joint Professorship of Environmental, Climate and Development Economics at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg (HSU/UniBwH) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). His research analyzes the political economy of aid, trade, and investment using quantitative methods with a special focus on China and other emerging economies. Prof. Fuchs is one of the developers of AidData’s Global Chinese Official Finance Dataset. His research papers have been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Before joining HSU Hamburg and IfW Kiel, Prof. Fuchs was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (2012-2013) as well as Heidelberg University's Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics (2013-2018). He defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Goettingen in August 2012 under the supervision of Axel Dreher, Stephan Klasen, and Stefanie Walter. He is a(n) (associate) member of various programs and committees, including the AidData program at the College of William and Mary, the Research Committee on Development Economics of the German Economic Association, and the European Development Network (EUDN). He holds a Master’s degree from Goethe University Frankfurt as well as from Dauphine University Paris. He has also worked as a consultant for the Bertelsmann Foundation, the European Commission, and the OECD.
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Andreas Fuchs

Ching Kwan Lee: The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa

Ching Kwan Lee is a professor of sociology at UCLA. Her research interests include labor, political sociology, globalization, development, China, Hong Kong, global south and comparative ethnography.
She is the author of three multiple award-winning monographs, forming a trilogy of Chinese capitalism through the lens of labor: Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women (1998), Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt (2007), and The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa (2017). Her articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, New Left Review, the China Quarterly, and Journal of Asian Studies. Her forthcoming co-edited volumes include Take Back Our Future: an Eventful Political Sociology of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement (Cornell University Press) and The Social Question in the 21st Century: a Global View (University of California Press).
Ching Kwan Lee

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