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Lecture Notice: Africa’s International Relations by Ian Taylor

Time: On April 19, 2012, 18:30p.m.-21:00p.m.
Venue: Building of School of International Studies, C307
Title: Africa’s International Relations
General points:
One: The Times They Are(n’t) A-changing: American Policies in Africa 
Two: Of Spin and Mirrors: Britain and New Labour’s Policies toward Africa 
Three: Effronterie Magnifique: Between La Rupture and Realpolitik in Franco-African Relations 
Four: Back to the Future? The Rising Chinese Relationship with Africa 
Five: Hands across the Water: Indian Engagement in Africa 
Six: The Empire(s) Strike Back? The European Union and Africa 
Seven: Why Do We Need Political Scientists? Africa and the International Financial Institutions 
Eight: Oil and Its Impact on Africa’s International Relations
Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor is a Professor in International Relations and African Politics in the School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews. He is also Chair Professor in the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Professor Extraordinary in Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and an Honorary Professor in the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China.
Ian has authored 7 scholarly books, edited another 8 and have published over 55 academic articles, over 60 book chapters and numerous working papers, reports etc.
Ian hold a DPhil from the University of Stellenbosch and an MPhil from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining St Andrews I taught African Politics and Development Studies at the University of Botswana for 4 years.
Ian has also taught at universities in Canada and Uganda.
Ian is interested in Africa's political economy and its international relations, Afro-Asian ties and "emerging powers" (specifically the BRICS).
Ian have recently published two new books: one on Africa's international relations (out in 2010) and one on the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (out in 2011).
Ian have visited and/or conducted research in 36 African countries.