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    Africa and China: Symbiotic or Neocolonial Relationship

    November 16, 2021@12:00 pm-1:30 pm

    $5 – $12
    Join us for lunch in-person or live-stream the event from your home or office.

    Chinese investment on the African continent has increased significantly in recent years. What do African countries and China hope to gain from the relationship? How is the relationship different from typical development assistance? Can African states gain the benefits of economic development without ceding economic or political sovereignty?

    Join the World Affairs Council Upstate, along with our expert, Trevor Rubenzer, for the next in our monthly series, Beyond the Headlines: Critical issues Impacting Our World.

    Dr. Trevor Rubenzer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007. He has taught many courses at the University of South Carolina Upstate since 2007, focusing on international politics, U.S. foreign policy, and research methods. His research interests center on the impact of ethnic minority interest groups on U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Rubenzer has published articles in several top political science journals including the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy Analysis. He is currently completing a book that explores the partisan nature of U.S. foreign policy.

    Please join us for this
    In-Person Lunch & Learn 
    Tuesday, November 16th at 12:00 pm
    at the Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street, Greenville
     
    Presentations generally run from 12-1:00 with plenty of time afterwards 
    to ask your specific questions of our speaker. 
     
    Cost: $12.00 includes your choice of 3 lunch options
    or  $5.00 if you prefer to live-stream the event from your home or office.
    This is a LIVE event held in-person as well as live-streamed.