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Interested in Taking a Graduate-level Class in China-Africa Relations Taught by One of the Leading Scholars in the Field? Here’s What the Course Would Look Like.

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David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador and current adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. published the syllabus for his fall semester graduate-level course on China-Africa relations that will, not surprisingly, take place online due to COVID-19.

Although the class will not be open to the public, there’s no reason everyone can’t take advantage of Ambassador Shinn’s curation of an excellent reading list and to consider the critical issues in China-Africa relations that he’s highlighted for his students.

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