2021 Dunwoody Great Decisions Virtual Lecture Series: China’s Role in Africa
Presented by the Georgia Council for International Visitors in partnership with the Atlanta Global Studies Center, the annual 2021 Dunwoody Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series will take place via Zoom every Thursday evening from February 4 – March 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM. The 2021 virtual lecture series is free, but registration is required to receive the event link.
Mar. 4, 2021 Topic: China’s Role in Africa
Lecture by Dr. Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor of Communication, GSU. Director of the Center for Global Information Studies. Expert in Chinese and Russian politics.
The Covid-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African government’s growing debt to China, has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa?
Great Decisions, presented by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. GCIV is the statewide coordinator for the nonpartisan program. To view the other 2021 topics or learn more about Great Decisions, visit Gciv.org/programs/gd.