Skip to main content

China’s Engagement with Peace and Security in Africa

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The School of Public Policy at Central European University

cordially invites you to a one-day conference on

China's Engagement with Peace and Security in Africa

China's engagement with matters of peace and security in Africa has recently become more prominent. This can be seen in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict mediation, or the measures adopted at the 6th Forum for China-Africa Cooperation summit in December 2015 to strengthen cooperation on peace and security. These underlined how important these are to China's evolving policy engagement with the African continent, including how security relates to development. These panels will bring together leading academic and policy experts from China and Europe to discuss key themes and issues about China's engagement with peace and security in Africa.

4:00 - 5:15: Policy Engagement

Zhang Hui (Saferworld): "China and the UN Arms Trade Treaty"
Niall Duggan (University College Cork): "China's New Intervention Model: China's Peacekeeping Mission to Mali"
Mathieu Duchatel (European Council on Foreign Relations): "China's Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets in Africa"

5.30-7.00: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Ilaria Carrozza (LSE): "Old patterns and new trends in China-Africa Security"
Zhang Chun (Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): "China-Africa Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Security"
Chris Alden (LSE/SAIIA): "Seeking Security in Africa: China's Evolving Approach to Africa's Peace and Security Architecture"