The Hoover Project on China’s Global Sharp Power invites you to China's Sharp Power in Africa on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am PT.

The papers discussed: The Trappings of the Mauritius Safe City Project by Roukaya Kasenally and Corruption in the Zambian Construction Sector: The China Factor by Rueben Lifuka.




Roukaya Kasenally is a democracy scholar and Associate Professor at the University of Mauritius. She is the current Chair of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), a board member of the West African Democracy Radio (WADR) and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP).


Rueben Lifuka is an anti-corruption advocate and researcher with specific interests in corruption in the construction and natural resources sectors. He runs a Zambia-based environmental and governance consulting firm, Riverine Ltd., and also serves as vice chair of the board of Transparency International. Mr. Lifuka holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Architecture and environmental management.



Jendayi Frazer is the Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to South Africa. She was a distinguished service professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.


Glenn Tiffert is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a historian of modern China. He co-leads the Hoover project on China’s Global Sharp Power and works closely with government and civil society partners to document and build resilience against authoritarian interference with democratic institutions. Most recently, he co-authored and edited Global Engagement: Rethinking Risk in the Research Enterprise (2020).

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