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SAIS-CARI to host seventh annual conference, “China’s Overseas Lending in Comparative Perspective,” as a weekly virtual series from April 6 to May 18


The SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (SAIS-CARI) will hold its seventh annual conference titled, “China’s Overseas Lending in Comparative Perspective,” as a weekly virtual series starting Tuesday, April 6 and ending Tuesday, May 18.
The weekly series will feature expert practitioners and scholars from leading institutions, including Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the University of Oxford, Georgetown University, the University of Hong Kong, and the World Bank Group. Participants will explore a variety of aspects related to Chinese overseas lending, ranging from debt distress to export credit norms through the impact of Chinese finance on development or borrower agency. 


April 6
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
Lenders and Borrowers in Distress
April 13
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
Keynote 1: China and “Global” Norms on Export Finance
Tuesday, April 20
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
Chinese Loan Data: What, When, Where? – Roundtable for Wonks
Tuesday, April 27
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
Keynote 2 – The Rise of Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in Latin America
Tuesday, May 4
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
Borrower Agency
Tuesday, May 11
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
Changing modalities and case studies of Chinese finance
Tuesday, May 18
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT
What is the impact of Chinese lending?
For the full agenda, visit SAIS-CARI’s event page

Time and Date

Tuesday, April 6-Tuesday May 18
9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT 


The event is open to the public and media, with registration here

Media Contacts

Jason Lucas
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
office: +1 (202) 663-5620
mobile: +1 (202) 422-2652
Marie Foster
SAIS-CARI Program Coordinator
+1 202 663 5962 

SAIS China Africa Research Initiative

The SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (SAIS-CARI) launched in 2014 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to promote evidence-based understanding of the relations between China and African countries through high quality data collection, field research, conferences, and collaboration.
The mission of SAIS-CARI is promoting research, conducting evidence-based analysis, fostering collaboration, and training future leaders to better understand the economic and political dimensions of China-Africa relations and their implications for human security and global development.
For more information, visit the China-Africa Research Initiative or @SaisCari 

Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

Monday, April 5, 2021