Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum

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.  

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.

Emerging Powers and the UN (New York)

Two meetings on China’s growing participation in multilateral peace operations, and the evolving debate within China on global norms such as the Responsibility to Protect.

Emerging Powers and the UN (New York)

  Two meetings on China’s growing participation in multilateral peace operations, and the evolving debate within China on global norms such as the Responsibility to Protect.  

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