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2018 Conference: Matters of State

Conference on China-Africa relations. 

April 19, 2018 9:00am to April 20, 2018 5:00pm

The China-Africa Research Initiative will host its 4th annual conference, which will be held at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC from Thursday, April 19 to Friday, April 20, 2018; it will be free and open to the public. Schedule and agenda to come soon.

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our annual conference. Prospective authors should submit a three-page proposal to by 11:59 pm EST on January 21, 2018. Read the complete Call for Papers (PDF) 

Free and open to the public


March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally. 

April 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

"Finding Solutions" will focus on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We hope you will join this important discussion on April 6.