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MIT-Africa Forum: February 11, 2019

By | 2019-03-05T23:38:43+00:00 January 27th, 2019|Events, News|

The next MIT-Africa Forum will be on February 11 at the Whitehead Auditorium at 5-7pm. Insights, networking, and good food.

Speakers:
Ying Xia – “China Inc.: Motives, Behavior, and Regulation of Chinese Investment in Africa”
Ying Xia is a final-year SJD student at Harvard Law School and a research assistant at the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, writing her thesis on the development of Chinese multi-national corporations in Africa. Her areas of interest include business-government relations, international law and legal anthropology. Ying has an LLM from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Laws, Bachelor of Law and BS in Economics from Peking University.

Kibrom Teweldebirhan – “The African Copperbelt and the Changing Political Economy of the Copper/Cobalt Industry”
Kibrom Teweldebirhan is a fourth-year SJD student at Harvard Law School and a graduate student fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. His areas of interest include comparative and Chinese law, labor law, and law, social change and political economy in post-colonial Africa. Kibrom has an LLM from Harvard Law School, an LLM from Wuhan University, China and an LLB from University of Asmara, Eritrea.