Posts Tagged 'China'

Johns Hopkins professor Bräutigam speaks on Chinese-African relations

Johns Hopkins professor Bräutigam speaks on Chinese-African relations

Deborah Bräutigam is not a household name. Then again, neither is her area of expertise — the investment relations between China and Africa. But according to Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, this relative obscurity is exactly the reason Chautauqua was eager to get Bräutigam on its lecture series.

Williamson: ‘Oil is what this planet runs on, for good or for ill’

Williamson: ‘Oil is what this planet runs on, for good or for ill’

The intersection of economy and diplomacy — how countries interact based on their financial needs — can be linked directly to one factor: the world’s eternal search for energy.

“Oil is what this planet runs on, for good or for ill,” said Molly Williamson, a scholar at the Middle East Institute who has served as a foreign service officer under six U.S. presidents. “And every single day, this planet consumes 89 million barrels of oil.”