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Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Notre Dame University’s Pulte Institute for Global Development for a virtual conference on China and the Global South beginning at 1:45 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

This conference is part of a new joint initiative by Notre Dame and the Atlantic Council to work with local partners to better understand and respond to China’s strategic intentions, methods, and ultimate political and economic impacts in the Global South. This effort seeks to leverage both organizations’ capacity for generating deep insights into the domestic drivers of China’s external behavior and nuanced understanding of ground realities across the Global South via direct engagement with regional stakeholders. In doing so, it will address an area which remains understudied despite the numerous ways China’s role across the Global South will shape the future of the rules-based international order and affect US interests.

Agenda

Opening Remarks

(1:45 PM ET)

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

R. Scott Appleby
Marilyn Keough Dean; Professor of History
Keough School of Global Affairs

University of Notre Dame

Keynote Remarks

(1:55 PM ET)

Jung H. Pak
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
for Multilateral Affairs and Global China Issues

Panel session 1

Mapping China’s political and information influence in the Global South

(2:10 PM ET)

Joseph Asunka
Chief Executive Officer
AfroBarometer

Samantha Custer
Director of Policy Analysis
AidData

Parsifal D’Sola
Founder and CEO
Andrés Bello Foundation–China Latin America Research Center;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global China Hub
Atlantic Council

Christopher Walker
Vice President for Studies and Analysis
National Endowment for Democracy

Moderated by

David O. Shullman
Senior Director, Global China Hub
Atlantic Council

Panel session 2

Debt, infrastructure financing, and the future of connectivity in the Global South

(3:20 PM ET)

Yunnan Chen
Senior Research Officer
ODI

Eman Fakhry
Research Specialist in Chinese Affairs

Jeremy Mark
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council

Paul Nantulya
Research Associate, Africa Center for Strategic Studies
National Defense University

Moderated by

Joshua Eisenman
Associate Professor of Politics, Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

Panel session 3

Resilience – Ensuring engagement with China benefits the Global South

(4:30 PM ET)

Bulelani Jili
Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project
Yale Law School;
Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Emmanuel Matambo
Senior Researcher, Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS)
University of Johannesburg

Veda Vaidyanathan
Associate, Harvard University Asia Center;
Visiting Associate Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Dehli

Moderated by

David O. Shullman
Senior Director, Global China Hub
Atlantic Council

Closing Remarks

(5:30 PM ET)

Joshua Eisenman
Associate Professor of Politics, Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

Global China Hub

The Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to the global challenges posed by China’s rise, leveraging and amplifying the Atlantic Council’s work on China across its 14 other programs and centers.