POLICY ROUNDTABLE: PROSPECTS FOR U.S.-CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA

Friday, Mar 31, 2017
by dsuchens

Policy Roundtable:

PROSPECTS FOR U.S.-CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA

At the start of Barack Obama’s presidency in 2009, China surpassed the United States as Africa’s top trade partner. As Chinese engagement in Africa continued to diversify, President Obama ushered in an Africa foreign policy that included high-profile diplomatic events such as the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit as well as new economic commitments under Power Africa and Trade Africa. Now, early signs in Donald Trump’s presidency indicate the United States will likely retreat from Africa under an “America First” foreign policy. How will the respective roles of the United States and China in Africa change under these circumstances? Will existing opportunities for constructive trilateral collaboration remain, or will they need to be modified? How will African countries respond to these shifts? This roundtable will draw on the public and private sectors to explore the future of U.S.-China-Africa relations in an evolving geopolitical landscape.

A light lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The roundtable discussion will take place from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Moderator

Yun Sun, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Panelists

Mima Nedelcovych, President and CEO, Initiative for Global Development

John Goodman, Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program, The Carter Center

Bobby Pittman, Managing Partner, Kupanda Capital

 

POLICY ROUNDTABLE: PROSPECTS FOR U.S.-CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • 11:00am  2:00pm
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS: Kenney-Herter Auditorium1740 Massachusetts Avenue NorthwestWashington, DC, 20036United States