Monmouth College’s Ruby Pentsil-Bukari and Jeremy Pool will introduce the topic “China in Africa” at the next Great Decisions program on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of the college’s Stockdale Center.
African economies are booming like never before, thanks in large part to China. The global giant is investing in infrastructure projects to help it tap into the continent’s resources – oil, minerals and its huge agricultural potential. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear that U.S. is being left behind, and its influence in Africa waning.
Following opening remarks by Pentsil-Bukari and Pool, there will be approximately one hour of group discussion.
Great Decisions is a nationwide program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental association that works to increase Americans’ understanding of significant foreign policy issues.
Due to a snowy February, two Great Decisions events were postponed until April at the same time and place. The program “Egypt” will be presented on April 3, and “Iran” will be on April 10.
For more information about Great Decisions at Monmouth College, contact Mohsin Masood at 309-457-2113 or Pentsil-Bukari at 309-457-2241.