Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: International Affairs Building 918
Co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council and the Institute of African Studies
See attached flier
Is China a ‘rogue donor,’ or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty? Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world have sparked fierce debates. China’s tradition of secrecy fuels rumors and speculation. In her latest book, The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, and in this presentation, Professor Brautigam tackles the myths and explains the realities of China’s growing economic embrace of Africa.
Professor Deborah Bräutigam teaches in the International Development Program at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. She is also the author Chinese Aid and African Development: Exporting Green Revolution (St. Martin’s Press, 1998).
Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Faculty House second floor
Organized by The Legal, Economic, Social and Environmental Issues Seminar
Jonathan Lautze, Water Advisor at USAID/International Water Management
Institute, will give a talk about transboundary water management and transboundary water law in Africa, focusing on a few case study basins.
Jonathan Lautze has been involved in a range of applied research projects focused on water governance, water security, integrated water resources management, transboundary water management, climate change and water, and water and health. He has published about 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals and books, and has lived and worked in Benin, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sri Lanka. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University and a PhD from Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.