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PROGRAMME

 

International Conference

on

‘Emerging Asian Powers in Africa’

 

Venue: ICSSR Conference Hall

Kalina Campus, Santa Cruz (East)

University of Mumbai

 

THURSDAY, 14 February 2013

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM:         REGISTRATION       

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM:         INAUGURAL SESSION

CHAIR

Prof. Ajay Dubey,

Chairperson, Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi &

Secretary General, Policy Research Institute of African Studies Association of India

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Prof. Aparajita Biswas,

Director,     Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai &    

                   President, African Studies Association of India

CHIEF GUEST

Prof. Naresh Chandra,

 Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai

GUEST OF HONOUR

Mr. Ravi Bangar,

 Joint Secretary, Africa Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

KEYNOTE ADRESS

Prof. Donald P. Chimanikire,

Faculty of Social Studies, University of Zimbabwe

VOTE OF THANKS

Dr. Manendra Sahu,

Senior Lecturer, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

 

  11:00 – 11:15 AM:              HIGH TEA                                                               

11:15 – 01:00 PM:              TECHNICAL SESSION 1

               Theme – Emerging Asian Powers and Africa: India & Africa

CHAIR:  Prof. Olawale Ogunkola, Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Prof. Ajay Dubey

Chairperson, Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Morphology and Anatomy of Indo-African Relations in 21st Century: Issues and Challenges

 

Prof. Alemayehu Geda

Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

To Be or Not To Be: The Dilemma of Africa’s Economic Engagement with India and Other Emerging Economies

Dr. Peter Pham

Director, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council, Washington DC, USA

India in Africa: Implications for AFRICOM & US

 

Prof. Aparajita Biswas

Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India

India's Development Cooperation with Africa: Fostering Symbiotic Relations

Prof. Mohammad Gulrez

Director, Centre for South African & Brazilian Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, India

India Engaging with Africa: Context & Shared Vision

 

                    Discussant: Dr. Kyu Deug Hwang

 

  01:00 – 02:00 PM:                     LUNCH                                                             

 

02:00 – 03:30 PM:                TECHNICAL SESSION 2

               Theme – Emerging Asian Powers and Africa: China & Africa

CHAIR:  Dr. Peter Pham, Director, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, Washington DC, USA

 

Prof. Olawale Ogunkola

Dean, Department of Economics, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

China-Nigeria Relations: Towards Promoting Economic Development In Nigeria

Dr. Lawrence Prabhakar

Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Madras Christian College, Chennai, India

China’s Global zou chuqu (“go out”) in Africa

 

Dr. Pranav Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India

China’s Growing Economic Presence in Africa and Evolving Internal Conflicts

 

Dr. Bijay Pratihari

Assistant Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

China’s Engagement with Africa: Post Cold War Period

 

Discussant: Prof. Mohammad Gulrez

03:30 – 05:15 PM:                  TECHNICAL SESSION 3

                                         Theme –  Other Powers and Africa

CHAIR: Prof. Alemayehu Geda, Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

 

Prof. Vladimir Shubin

Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Russia, Africa and BRICS

 

Dr. Kyu Deug Hwang

Head of the Division, African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Reviewing South Africa’s Economic Role in Africa

 

 

Prof. Makumi Mwiguru

Institute of Diplomacy and  International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya

The Diplomacy of partition Revisited: Afro Asian Relations and the Economic Diplomacy of security

 

Dr . Rohit Negi

Assistant professor, Ambedkar University, New Delhi

Nuancing 'Asia in Africa': A Critical Perspective from Zambia

 

 

Ms. Gozde Colak

Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations, Ankara University, Turkey

Relationship between the Emerging Powers and African States: Turkey as a new partner or another scrambler?

 

 

Discussant: Commodore Srikant Kesnur

 

 

05:15 – 05:30 PM : Rapporteur's Report

 

                                                     DINNER

 

FRIDAY, 15 February 2013

       

 

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 AM:             TECHNICAL SESSION 4            

                   Theme –  Resource Diplomacy of Emerging Powers in  Africa

CHAIR: Prof. Dinesh Hegde, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

 

 

H.E Genet T Jirru

Consul General of Ethiopia in Mumbai

Agricultural Land Leasing in Ethiopia: Is it land Grabbing?

Dr. Manendra Sahu

Senior Lecturer at the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Energy Resources in East Africa and Emerging Asian Powers

 

Dr. Arvind Kumar

Head of Department, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Politics of Uranium in Africa :Sharing the Resources among Asian Powers

 

Dr. Saji Sadasivan

Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, India

India’s Strategic and Economic Predicaments in Sudan in the Post-Partition Phase

 

Discussant: Lawrence Prabhakar

11:45 – 1:30 PM:             TECHNICAL SESSION 5

             Theme – Asian Diaspora in Africa and their Contributions

CHAIR: Prof. Vladimir Shubin, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

 

Guest Speaker: Prof. Madhav Das Nalapat,

Director, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India

 

Prof. YongKyu Chang

Director, Institute of African Studies, College of Language and Literature, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Mission impossible? Korean Diaspora in Africa, History and perspectives

 

Dr. Renu Modi

Senior Lecturer, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India

The Contribution of Indian Immigrants to East Africa: History Missed Her Story

 

Manish Karmwar

Assistant Professor, University of Delhi, India

African Settlements in India: A Historical Journey

 

Dr. P. Haokip

Assistant Professor at Department of History, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

Indian Diaspora as resources towards the Contribution of traditional knowledge in La Reunion

 

Discussant: Gozde Colak

 

 

 

01:30 – 02:30 PM:                     LUNCH 

 

2:30 – 4:15 PM:            TECHNICAL SESSION 6

 

               Theme – Emerging Asian Powers and Africa: India & Africa

 

CHAIR:  Prof. YongKyu Chang, Director, Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea

 

Prof. S. N. Malakar

Professor, Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

India – Madagascar Relations

Dr. Vidhan Pathak

Assistant Professor at Department of African Studies, University of Mumbai, India

India’s Relations with Francophone West Africa: A 21st Century Perspective

 

Dr. A.S Yaruingam

Head of Department, Department of African Studies, University of Delhi

India-Africa Relationship: The Need for Broader Dimension

 

Dr. Surjit Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur, India

India-South Africa relations in the post cold war period: Emerging Areas of Co-operation

 

Dr. Tribhuvan Prasad

Assistant Professor, University of Delhi, India

India’s Relation with West Africa: A comparative study of Ghana and Burkina Faso

Dr. J.M Moosa

Associate Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Developmental Challenges and Capacity Building: Indian Engagement with Africa

Discussant: H.E Genet T. Jirru

 

       

4:15 – 04:30 PM:      Rapporteur's Report

 

4:30 – 05:30 PM:      VALEDICTORY SESSION

CHAIR

Prof. Aparajita Biswas,

 Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai &   

 President, African Studies Association of India

VALEDICTORY ADDRESS

Prof. K. Mathews,

Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

VOTE OF THANKS

Dr. Vidhan Pathak,

Assistant Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

 

 
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