Africa, China, and the Middle East: Trade, Financing, and Development

November 3-4, 2023 Statler Hotel, Cornell University Open to the Public

The symposium will explore investment and development finance which is an important area of policy discussions in Africa and other developing areas of the world, as well as those that will give a brief overview of the scale of both Chinese and Middle Eastern investment in Africa. Multifaceted and multidisciplinary analytical approaches that will consider the role of Chinese and Gulf State investments in the development of Africa, especially Africa’s efforts to create a free trade area are welcomed. Furthermore, the symposium will look at the role foreign investment can play in resource mobilization for infrastructure development as well as the links between law, trade, and regional integration.

Sponsored by the Institute for African Development and the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Co-sponsored by the East Asia Program

Funded by the Einaudi Center for International Studies Cross Program Initiative

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