Professor Chris Alden
Co-director of the Global South Unit
Professor in International Relations, LSE
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Professor in International Relations, LSE; Director of LSE-IDEAS Africa Programme; and a former Programme Head, Global Powers and Africa, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). He is author/co-author of numerous books and reports, including The South and World Politics (Palgrave 2010), China and Latin America (CLSA 2009), China in Africa (Zed 2007), and co-editor of China Returns to Africa (Hurst 2008), Japan and South Africa (Ashgate 2003) as well as articles in internationally recognised journals. He has contributed to research, conferences and publications on the South African foreign policy since 1991, the changing role of China and Africa since 1992 and China and Latin America since 2007. He has conducted consultancies for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, CLSA, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Standard Bank (SA) and Rand Merchant Bank (SA) amongst others.