Lecture - The Evolving Relationship between Africa & China

Lecture - The Evolving Relationship between Africa & China

A talk by Ernest J. Wilson III, cosponsored by the UCLA Center for African Studies and the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies

Tuesday, February 07, 2006
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ernest J. Wilson III holds a joint appointment in the Department of Government and Politics and in the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was the Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, College Park and Senior Advisor to the Global Infrastructure Information Commission. In 2000, he was appointed by President Clinton to sit on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and re-appointed by President George W. Bush in 2004.

Dr. Wilson served in several senior policy positions including Director of International Programs and Resources (National Security Council and The White House); Director of the Policy and Planning Unit, U.S. Information Agency; and as Deputy Director of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission. Dr. Wilson also serves on advisory bodies for numerous organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Global Communication (Tokyo), the China E-Commerce Association among others. He served as senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore and Senator John Kerry in 2000 and 2004.

Dr. Wilson is the recipient of numerous research fellowships and awards including a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship and postdoctoral fellowships at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Political Science Association, and the African Studies Association. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California Berkeley and a B.A. from Harvard College.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Pacific Center