Plenary Speakers


Ambassador Zhong Jianhua

Special Representative on African Affairs of the Chinese Government,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

Plenary Address, Thursday, March 17, 9:00 am – 10:00 am


Prof. Ibrahim Gambari

Founder and Chairman, Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD)

United Nations Under-Secretary General (2000-2012)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria (1984-1985)

Opening Keynote Lecture, Wednesday, March 16, 9:30 am – 10:30 am


Prof. Li Anshan

Director, Centre for African Studies of Peking University (PKUCAS)

Peking University School of International Studies

Closing Keynote Lecture, Thursday, March 17, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm



Prof. Howard French
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Plenary Address, Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Panel speakers


See the conference program.