Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum

China-Africa Peace Fellowship Preparatory Workshop

On June 28, 2019, Understanding Violent Conflict Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Associate Nisreen Yonis participated in the first of three workshops for the 2018-2020 cohort of China-Africa Peace Fellows. Guided by program staff and hosted by Professor Wang Yi Zhou, the deputy dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, the Fellows reflected on findings, challenges, and the current status of their fieldwork research and writing.

Meeting with Ms. Zhang Dan, VP and Director General of UNA-China

UVC Director, Tatiana Carayannis, meets with Ms. Zhang Dan, Vice-President and Director-General of the United Nations Association China to discuss China’s role and interest in UN peace building. Dr. Carayannis gifted Ms. Zhang Dan a book on the history of the UNA.

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). The CAKP fellowship was launched in the spring of 2016, as a pilot program for junior Chinese scholars conducting research on China’s engagement with the United Nations (UN) …

China-Africa Peace and Security Fellows Visit

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). The CAKP fellowship was launched in the spring of 2016, as a pilot program for junior Chinese scholars conducting research on China’s engagement with the United Nations (UN) …

China – Latin America and the Caribbean Relations (New York)

  At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting on the changing role of China in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting brought together academic and policy experts and UN counterparts, and examined the role of China as a growing economic and political presence in the region; and how this role has been affected by recent economic troubles in the Asian countries and the shifting political tendencies in key countries in Latin America. The meeting also examined how this changing relation with China has impacted intra-regional alliances, and the standing role of the United States as the hegemonic …

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.  

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 …

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.

Conference: Making Sense of the China-Africa Relationship: Theoretical Approaches and the Politics of Knowledge, Yale University

On 18-19 November 2013, the SSRC hosted a two-day conference with Yale University at Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center. The conference, which helped launch the SSRC’s new China-Africa Knowledge Project, brought together a small number of leading scholars and graduate students from China, Africa, North America, and Europe to explore questions about the production of knowledge and the theoretical underpinnings of China-Africa scholarship—specifically, how to connect the growing body of work on China’s re-engagement with Africa in the last decade to broader scholarly and policy discourses about the economic, political and cultural dimensions of globalization. The conference kicked off with a panel …

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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