Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08
Youyi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University, and a graduate fellow with both the East Asia Program and the Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict. His research focuses on the politics of foreign investment and foreign aid, the economic origins of ethnic/nationalistic conflict, and economic security, with a particular interest in the political implications of China’s outbound investment in the developing world, including Southeast Asia and Africa. His dissertation analyzes how Chinese government, Chinese state-owned enterprises, and host governments coordinate with each other to make Chinese aid and investment projects beneficial to broader bilateral political and diplomatic ties.