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U-M conference explores China's interest, investment in Africa

DATE: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 6; 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017

EVENT: "Africa-China Conference 2017: Infrastructure, Resource Extraction, and Environmental Sustainability"

Focusing on sustainability, infrastructural development, cultural practices, resource extraction and new media usage, the conference provides a space for leading scholars across all disciplines to explore the social and environmental realities of Chinese engagement in Africa.

The conference is free to the public.

PLACE: (April 6) - Library Gallery Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor

(April 7) - Henderson Room, Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Erb Institute for Sustainable Business; School of Natural Resources and Environment; Institute for the Humanities; Confucius Institute; African Studies Center; Office of Research; Department of Asian Languages and Culture

INFORMATION: myumi.ch/J7nmA