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China in Africa: Global Perspectives

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee International Symposium

120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Free and open to the public

In recent years, China has been playing increasingly active roles in Africa. The Chinese claim that they are dedicated to the economic development and social welfare of the countries where they are working, but some critics assert that they are behaving very much in the manner of Europeans and Americans, who too often have exploited the human and material resources of Africa to their own benefit and with little positive impact on Africa. This symposium will examine the Chinese record in sub-Saharan Africa in comparison with those of European Countries and the United States.

For more information, email Roger Des Forges (, Ellen Dussourd (, or Shaun Irlam (

SPONSORS: Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee; University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, Department of Comparative Literature, Confucius Institute, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of History, Gender Institute, Humanities Institute, James Agee Chair in American Culture, Department of Philosophy Samuel P. Capen Chair, Department of Political Science, and Office of the Vice Provost for International Education



April 26, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Clemens 120
University at Buffalo North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260 United States
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