IDEV + China-Africa Research Initiative Conference Session 1

The SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (SAIS-CARI) will hold its second public conference on Friday, April 10, 2015 with an invitation-only, private researchers’ workshop on April 11, 2015, in Washington, DC at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Kenney Auditorium (1740 Massachusetts Ave.) and Rome Auditorium (1619 Massachusetts Ave.). Registration is now open. The theme of the conference is Researching China’s Overseas Finance and Aid: What, Why, How, Where and How Much? The goal will be a deeper, comparative understanding of the rise of China’s state-supplied overseas finance, including grants, foreign aid loans, commercial loans, export credits and special investment funds. Papers will examine the motives and modalities, trends, sectors, and impacts using a variety of methods from quantitative analysis to case studies. For more information please visit