Seminar: 'China in Africa: Dragon in Norway's Backyard?'

All are welcome to this open seminar at Litteraturhuset, organised by Asle Toje in cooperation with Norad, Fritt Ord and Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).

Illustration: Kristine Vindervold

09:15 - 09.30: Opening remarks:

Heikki Holmås, Minister of International Development.

 

09:30 - 11:30: ’CHINA IN AFRICA - ARE THEY THERE TO HELP?’

Introductions by:

- Catherine Gegout, Cambridge University: EU and Chinese Aid, Trade and Security Policies in Africa: Converging Interests, Common Approaches?

- Steven Kuo, University of Saint Andrews: Am I My Brother's Keeper? An examination of the Chinese Model of Peacebuilding in Africa

- Jonathan Holslag, Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies: How the flag follows the trade: Securing China's presence in Africa

 

Moderator: Dan Banik, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo

 

11:30 - 12:30: Key-note speech

Dr. Li Xiaoyun, Dean of the College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University, Beijing, will give a talk on 'China & Africa: partners in development?'. Professor Li is a prominent participant in several internationally aided development  initiatives. Before his academic career he was a research officer in the State Council’s Research Centre for Development, immediately after finishing his Beijing  Agricultural University Ph.D  in 1987.

 

12:30 - 14:30: 'NORWAY AND CHINA IN AFRICA - COMPETITORS OR PARTNERS?’

Introductions by:

- Heidi Østbø Haugen, University of Oslo: China in Africa, a Challenge for Norway?

- Indra de Soysa, NTNU, Trondheim: Capitalism, Peace, and Development: What Might China Offer the World?

- Elling N. Tjønneland, CMI, Bergen: China in Africa Implications for Norwegian Foreign and Development Policies

 

Moderator: Jean-Yves Haine, University of Toronto

 

Published Apr. 24, 2012 10:23 AM - Last modified Apr. 27, 2012 1:47 PM