may, 2017

30may9:30 am- 6:00 pmOxford University China-Africa Network Annual ConferenceOpportunism or Altruism? Global Health in China-Africa RelationsEvent Type :Event at University of Oxford


Event Details

The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) is an academic, multi-dimensional organisation that seeks to forge cross-disciplinary and trans-regional links between researchers, practitioners, and officials around the phenomenon of Chinese engagement with Africa. In 2017, the OUCAN annual conference will explore global health as a facet of China-Africa relations. The current scale and complexity of China’s global-health assistance may be unprecedented, but the central motivations, organising principles, and modes of operation that characterise it are not. This one-day conference is an effort to engage critically with the manifold ways in which health features in China-Africa relations.


09.30 – 10.15 Registration
10.15 – 10.30 Opening remarks
10.30 – 11.00 Keynote
11.00 – 12.30 Panel 1 – Global Health at a New Stage: From Decolonization to South-South
Cooperation, Moderator: Dr Simukai Chigudu, University of Oxford
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Panel 2 – Development, Diplomacy and Security: The Many Faces of Health in
Sino-African Relations, Moderator: Dr Harry Verhoeven, Georgetown University
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Panel 3 – Healthy Business Relations? Opportunities and Challenges for Sino-
African Partnerships in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Sectors, Moderator: Dr
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, University of Oxford
17.00 – 17.30 Keynote
17.30 – 17.45 Closing Remarks
19.00 – 21.00 Formal Dinner for Guests – St Anne’s College



(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 6:00 pm


University of Oxford China Centre

Dickson Poon Building, St Hugh’s College


Oxford University China-Africa Network

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