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Watch NMSU's 'China in Africa' conference via live webcast April 23-24

A conference focusing on China's increasing investment and presence in Africa and the potential implications for the U.S. and other countries will be accessible via live webcast April 23 and 24 at the following link:

Liu Fengchen shows students at the Confucius Institute, University of Nairobi, Kenya, how to hold a traditional Chinese writing brush. A free conference at New Mexico State University April 23-24 will explore China's growing economic and cultural presence in African countries. "China in Africa: International Perspectives on a Developing Relationship" will be available via live webcast at this link: http://mediasite-server.nmsu.edu/ictmsite5/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=ed94e0a6-c67f-4d98-9ecd-f3599ecc0d50. (Photo courtesy of the Confucius Institute)


On April 23 at 9 a.m., the live webcast of "China in Africa: International Perspectives on a Developing Relationship" will begin with opening remarks by directors of the hosting departments: Ken Hammond, the Confucius Institute, professor of East Asian history; Ambassador Delano Lewis, International Relations Institute; and Festus Addo-Yobo, NMSU's Black Programs.

The first panel session will begin at 9:30 a.m. Presenters include Professor Pan Huaqing, Beijing University, China; Professor George Kosimbei, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya; and Professor Jamie Monson, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Friday afternoon session will begin at 2 p.m. Presenters include Lily Munanka, deputy chief of mission and head of chancery, Embassy of Tanzania; Sharon Freeman, president, All American Small Business Exporter's Association; and Inonge Limbambala, first secretary of the Trade Division, Embassy of Zambia.

On April 24, the morning session will begin at 9 a.m. with presentations by NMSU students George Opira, Diana Nzau and Michael Adam.

At 1 p.m., participants will give concluding comments, and audience members will have an opportunity to ask final questions.

For those wishing to attend the free conference in person, registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium, where the sessions will be held.

To park on campus Friday, visitors must obtain a free permit. They are available online at http://ict-iisweb.nmsu.edu/auxadmin/ParkingForms/ePermit.aspx. Permits are not required on Saturday.

For further information, contact Ken Hammond, (575) 646-1818, khammond@nmsu.edu, or Roberta Gran at (575) 646-7041, rgran@nmsu.edu.

Live webcasts are made available by NMSU's Information and Communication Technologies Department.