• 1.China-Africa Peace and Security Fellows, NY Workshops

    The Social Science Research Council welcomed the cohort of China-Africa Peace and Security Research Fellows, an initiative of the SSRC’s China-Africa Knowledge Project (CAKP) for a two-day event in New York on February 13-14, 2017. The CAKP is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The fellowship program is a collaboration of and based on contributions from the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 2.China-Africa Peace and Security Research Cluster Fellowship Capstone Seminar

    On 16-18 November 2016, the China-Africa Knowledge Project (CAKP) in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), held the China-Africa Peace and Security Research Cluster Fellowship Capstone Seminar in Addis Ababa. As part of the pilot China-Africa Peace and Security Research Fellowship, the seminar brought together the six Chinese scholar fellows, African counterparts from their host institutions (AFSC Nairobi office, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, the University of Kinshasa and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association), in addition to over twenty leading Chinese and African scholars and civil society representatives. The seminar sought to discuss the fellows’ field research ahead of the completion of their final research papers and situate their research within the wider policy debates on peace and security within the United Nations (U N) and African Union (AU). The semina On 16-18 November 2016, the China-Africa Knowledge Project (CAKP) in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), held the China-Africa Peace and Security Research Cluster Fellowship Capstone Seminar in Addis Ababa. As part of the pilot China-Africa Peace and Security Research Fellowship, the seminar brought together the six Chinese scholar fellows, African counterparts from their host institutions (AFSC Nairobi office, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, the University of Kinshasa and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association), in addition to over twenty leading Chinese and African scholars and civil society representatives. The seminar sought to discuss the fellows’ field research ahead of the completion of their final research papers and situate their research within the wider policy debates on peace and security within the United Nations (U N) and African Union (AU). The seminar aimed to further integrate the junior Chinese scholars into important networks of peace and security scholars and experts in Africa, strengthen links between their home institutions and African counterparts, and provide African institutions and scholars with the opportunity to expand their networks among Chinese research communities.

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 3.New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation, SSRC Roundtable at the Inaugural Africa-Asia Conference, Accra

    Tatiana Carayannis, project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana. Roundtable participants included Thomas Asher, program director of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences Program, Seteney Shami, program director of the SSRC’s Inter-Asia Program, and SSRC board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf. Tatiana Carayannis, project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project chaired a roundtable on "New Area Studies in an Era of Global Transformation," sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) at the inaugural Africa-Asia conference in Accra, Ghana. Roundtable participants included Thomas Asher, program director of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences Program, Seteney Shami, program director of the SSRC’s Inter-Asia Program, and SSRC board of directors chair Mamadou Diouf.

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 4.Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations, UNA-China, Beijing

    On 14 and 15 July 2015, the SSRC’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, in collaboration with the United Nations Association of China, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office convened a workshop entitled “Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations” to discuss current UN peace practice. The workshop, held around the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, brought together a network of Chinese, African, and western scholars and some expert practitioners. It sought to consider, examine China’s engagement on issues of women, peace and security in light of the High-Level Review of Security Council Resolution 1325, and assess key challenges in the implementation of the Reviews’ recommendations. Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project co-chaired the event. On 14 and 15 July 2015, the SSRC’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, in collaboration with the United Nations Association of China, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office convened a workshop entitled “Emerging Views on Global Peace Practice: New Directions in UN Peace Operations” to discuss current UN peace practice. The workshop, held around the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, brought together a network of Chinese, African, and western scholars and some expert practitioners. It sought to consider, examine China’s engagement on issues of women, peace and security in light of the High-Level Review of Security Council Resolution 1325, and assess key challenges in the implementation of the Reviews’ recommendations. Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and project director of the China-Africa Knowledge Project co-chaired the event.

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.Meeting of the SSRC Working Group on China-Africa

    The SSRC Working Group on China-Africa and a number of colleagues convened at the SSRC in New York over two days to discuss the project's work and future goals. The Working Group and partners provided continued advice and guidance for a planning process to help identify priorities and design a substantial intervention or series of interventions in research collaboration and capacity building. Discussions spanned the emerging areas of China-Africa research and challenges and capacity gaps in teaching the next generation of scholars, among a number of other topics.

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    Social Science Research Council
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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 6.Conference: Making Sense of the China-Africa Relationship: Theoretical Approaches and the Politics of Knowledge, Yale University

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 7.Delegation from Renmin University visits CPPF

    A delegation from the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China visited SSRC and met with CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Associate Ciara Aucoin to discuss the history of CPPF, areas of work (particularly those related to China-Africa), and possible future collaboration.

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 8.Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commision visits SSRC

    A delegation from the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission visited SSRC for a workshop on preventing ethnic conflict, looking at the cases of South Africa, Myanmar, Bosnia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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    China, Africa, and the UN
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  • 9.Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commision visits SSRC

    A delegation from the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission visited SSRC for a workshop on preventing ethnic conflict, looking at the cases of South Africa, Myanmar, Bosnia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Conference: Towards Coordinated Responses to Conflict (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

    A conference to discuss perspectives on United Nations peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding with scholars and policymakers from Africa, China, and the West. Hosted at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the two-day conference was convened by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).The conference sought to share perspectives and explore changes in UN practice in these areas, specifically aiming to develop new and constructive linkages between UN efforts and China on matters of conflict response as China continues to enhance its contributions in this area.

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    China, Africa, and the UN
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.Conference: Towards Coordinated Responses to Conflict (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

    A conference to discuss perspectives on United Nations peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding with scholars and policymakers from Africa, China, and the West. Hosted at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), the two-day conference was convened by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The conference sought to share perspectives and explore changes in peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding theory and practice, specifically aiming to develop new and constructive linkages between UN efforts and China on matters of conflict response as China continues to enhance its contributions in this area.

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    The China-Africa Knowledge Project
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  • 12.Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission visits SSRC

    A delegation from the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission visited SSRC and met with Tatiana Carayannis and Renata Segura of CPPF for a workshop on preventing ethnic conflict.

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    China, Africa, and the UN
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.Emerging Powers and the United Nations (New York)

    An informal meeting in New York to discuss the emergent global powers and the United Nations.

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    China, Africa, and the UN
    Meetings & Events