Yale Africa-China Conferences

Integrating African, Chinese and Global Perspectives

How can African societies benefit from intensified economic and political ties with China? How can China benefit from socially and political sustainable investments into African economies? To integrate African, Chinese and global perspectives, Yale University is partnering with leading business schools in Africa and China to host a series of high-profile conferences on Africa-China relations.

A Network of Thought Leaders

The conferences bring together established and rising thought leaders on Africa-China relations, including scholars, experts, entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists and opinion leaders. Rather than reiterating well-known problems, the conferences will move beyond existing debates. The objective is to mobilize novel ideas, arguments and solutions to promote balance, sustainability and growth in Africa-China relations.


Convened by


with corporate and financial support from

Cummins Inc.

with academic and financial support from

Yale Africa Initiative

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

The Stephen and Ruth Hendel ‘73 Fund for Innovation in Africa at Yale University

The Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Forum on Contemporary Africa at Yale University

Council on African Studies at Yale University

Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University