confucius institute

China's Economic Expansion to Africa

Date 日期: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time 时间: 4:30p.m.—6:00p.m.
Location 地点: Business Building 221 (BB221)
Presenter: Tom Narins, PhD
*Snacks and light refreshment will be served at the event.

[About the Presenter] 

Tom Narins (Ph.D. UCLA) is an incoming Assistant Professor of Geography in the University at Albany’s Department of Geography and Planning. He is fascinated by the ways in which distinct economic and political frameworks shape the success of Chinese economic actors’ trade and investment plans in developing world regions, particularly in Latin America and Africa.

Before UCLA, Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in government focusing on US-China relations and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on international business. He has held a private sector position at a joint-venture telecommunications company where he worked on projects in both China and Latin America. It is in this role where he witnessed the very real and growing connections between Chinese economic actors and those in the developing world.