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LSE-Fudan Lecture, Shanghai, 28 May 2018

LSE alumni attended the LSE China Lecture Series, in partnership with Fudan University, on the evening of 28 May 2018.

Prof. Chris Alden, Department of International Relations, LSE spoke on

A Chinese Model for Africa: Problem Solving, Learning, and Limits

The event was co-organised and hosted by the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (国际关系与公共事务学院) at Fudan University.

Event Details                        

Date and Time: 28 May 2018, from 6:30pm                        

Venue: Room 826 (8th floor), WenKe Building, Fudan University/上海市邯郸路220号 复旦大学文科楼 8楼 - 826. 地址

Format:- Light Refreshments available for all participants from 6:30pm. From 7:00pm the lecture will commence, followed by Q&A and discussion.                        

Attendance:- Registration is required in advance from interested LSE alumni (Note:- no charge to attend)

About the Speaker

Chris Alden is a Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a senior research fellow with the South African Institute of International Affairs. Professor Alden taught International Relations at Wits University from 1990 to 2000 where he conducted research into South African foreign policy, China-Africa relations and post-conflict peace building. He completed his PhD at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts/Harvard) and has held visiting fellowships at Tokyo University, Ritsumeikan University, Ecole Normale Superiere, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a MacArthur Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Cambridge University.

Professor Alden is the author and editor of numerous books, including his ground-breaking publication China in Africa (Zed 2007), Emerging Powers and Africa (LSE-IDEAS 2013), a second edition of his successful Foreign Policy Analysis – new approaches (with A Aran, Routledge 2017). He has published in leading international journals and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences. His most recent publication China and Africa (Palgrave 2018) analyses how China’s links with Africa’s continental and regional organizations, especially the African Union, connects with security links it has developed with key African countries.