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January 27, 2023

China’s Rise in the Global South: The Middle East, Africa, and Beijing’s Alternative World Order

A Book Talk by Dr. Dawn Murphy

Event Series: China and the Global South

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the FOCAC Business summit in 2015. Republic of South Africa GCIS

Drawing on her extensive fieldwork, Dawn Murphy of the U.S. National War College will highlight key points from her book China’s Rise in the Global South: The Middle East, Africa, and Beijing’s Alternative World Order (2022). She will analyze China’s foreign policy approach to the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa through detailed case studies of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China’s naval base in Djibouti, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, among others.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Africa-China Initiative, African Studies and Asian Studies programs, and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Walsh School of Foreign Service with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.

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Dawn Murphy is an associate professor of national security strategy at the U.S. National War College.

Evan Medeiros (discussant) is the Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies at the School of Foreign Service and a senior fellow with the Initiative of U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University.

Obert Hodzi (discussant) is a lecturer in politics at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, and author of the book The End of China’s Non-intervention Policy in Africa (2018).