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Albuquerque International Association presents
International Lecture Series
Thursday, November 16, 4:00 pm – Dr. David Mills, former Director of the Scientific Laboratory Division of the New Mexico Department of Health and Past President of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and What to Make of France’s and China’s Competing Roles in Africa in the 21st Century
Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2024 – Dr. Stephen Bishop will discuss France’s postcolonial attempts to maintain economic, political, and even military influence across much of its former African colonial empire, how that influence has waned in recent decades, and the role China has played both in hastening France’s diminished influence and in establishing its own ascendant influence across the continent. We will examine where and how France has managed to maintain good relations and where and how it has squandered such goodwill, and then compare China’s meteoric rise in the 21st century, including both praise for being a “Global South ally and role model” and criticism for being a “neo-colonialist hegemonic power.”
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