Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 2 pm 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.