Biden, US Foreign Policy, and China-Africa Relations

Biden, US Foreign Policy, and China-Africa Relations

Biden, US Foreign Policy, and China-Africa Relations
Thursday 15 April 2021, 6.00pm to 7.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Thursday 15 April 2021, 6.00pm to 7.00pm BST
  • China money African map
Hosted by the Centre for Geopolitics
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Under former US President Donald Trump, US relations with several African countries appreciably soured and deteriorated, allowing for China to increase its economic and political influence across Africa. The administration of newly elected US President Joseph Biden has a unique geopolitical window to constructively reshape US-Africa relations so as to counter the expanding power of China in the African region. The Centre for Geopolitics will convene a panel bringing together leading experts on African politics and international affairs to explore the significance of the Biden administration's African foreign policy agenda and the effects Biden's agenda will have on existing Chinese influence in Africa. 

Panel

Dr Shirley Ze Yu, Visiting Senior Fellow at London School of Economics, and Asia Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Dr Lina Benabdallah, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University 

Dr Barney Walsh, Lecturer in Security, Leadership, and Development Education at the African Leadership Centre, King's College London

Chair: Chris Wadibia, Centre for Geopolitics

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