Ambassador Shinn will describe the magnitude of the current China-Africa relationship, which includes 54 nations in Africa. His remarks will emphasize the strengths and weaknesses of Sino-African interaction. Finally, he will relate this important relationship to the interests of other countries, especially the United States, in Africa.
Reception 5:30-6:00 pm
Talk and Q&A 6:00-7:30 pm
About David Shinn
David Shinn has been teaching as an adjunct professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001. He previously served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He lectures around the world on the Horn of Africa and China-Africa relations. He is the co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (2013) and China and Africa: A Century of Engagement (2012) and is working on a book concerning the Gülen Movement or Hizmet in Africa. He serves on the board or advises several non-governmental organizations. He has a PhD in political science from George Washington University. Ambassador Shinn blogs at http://davidshinn.blogspot.com.
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This event is co-sponsored by Denver Sister Cities International.