In 2010, George Mason University hosted a conference titled "The New South-South Dynamic in Global Affairs: A Changing World Order?" The Global Affairs Seminar at Mason will revisit this conference with an afternoon of panel discussions focused on investment and development aid. This event is open to the public.
Revisiting South-South/BRICs/Emerging Powers Investment and Development Aid
Thursday, January 31, 2019, Research Hall #163, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
1-3pm: Panel #1: South-South Investments in Africa
- Johanna Bockman, Mason's Global Affairs Program, "Debtors as Creditors, Creditors as Debtors: South-South Banking in the 1970s and 1980s."
- Manjusha Nair, Mason's Department of Sociology and Anthropology, "Transparent Capital: Indian Textiles, Global Standards and the Ethiopian Developmental State."
- Agnieszka Paczynska, Mason's School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, "Emerging Donors and Post-Conflict Settings: the New Politics of Reconstruction."
- Discussant: Terrence Lyons, Mason's School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
3:15-5:15pm: Panel #2: China's Investments in the Global South
- Alvin Camba, Johns Hopkins' Department of Sociology, "The Sino-Centric Capital Export Regime: State-Backed and Flexible Private Capital in the Philippines."
- Byunghwan Son, Mason's Global Affairs Program, "Does money turn foes into friends? Chinese Investment into Vietnam and Vietnamese Views on China."
- Hong Zhang, Mason's Schar School of Policy and Government, "Development as Statecraft: Decoding China’s Concept of Development as an Emerging 'Development Partner.'"
- Discussant: Agnieszka Paczynska, Mason's School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Johanna Bockman, George Mason University