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China and Middle East Financing and Investment in Africa

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Statler Hotel, Ampitheater 130 Statler Drive, Cornell University campus

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.  They will begin with a brief overview of the scale of China’s and Gulf States investment in Africa.  Multifaceted and multidisciplinary analytical approaches will consider the role of Chinese and Gulf States investments in the development of Africa especially Africa’s efforts to create a free trade area. Furthermore, the symposium will look at the role foreign investment can play in resource mobilization for infrastructure development and the links between law, trade, and regional integration. 

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