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WNC World Affairs Council - Great Decisions Series
26 Feb 2013
"China in Africa"
African economies are booming thanks in large part to China. The global giant is investing in projects to help it tap into the continent’s resources – oil, minerals, and its huge agricultural potential. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear that U.S. is being left behind, and its influence in Africa waning.
Peter Chaveas has a lengthly diplomatic career first as a Peace Corps Volunteer, followed by three decades as a State Department Foreign Service Officer with assignments including Ambassador to Malawi, Political Advisor to the Commander of US Forces in Europe, and Ambassador to Sierra Leone. He retired as Director of the Department of Defense’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
This is the fourth in a series of six weekly lectures (in February and March) in the Great Decisions Series hosted nationally by the Foreign Policy Association and sponsored locally by WNC WAC.
WAC members and UNCA student admitted free. $8.00 all others
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