Anthropologist Prof. Sasaki Shigehiro from Nagoya University gave a lecture on African migrants in Japan. Some of the intriguing points of his talk and the subsequent discussion will be summarized here and related to reflections on mobility and migration.
At the University of Nottingham, PhD students in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (Tracey Fallon) and the School of Politics and International Relations (Phil Roberts and Jon Marshall) organized a postgraduate conference on Rising Powers in the Global Political Economy on 5-6 July 2013.
Within the scientific community, the debate about access to research results and the dominance of the main publishing houses has been an ongoing issue in the last years: “You are what and where you publish” in the academic system of the 21st century...
The attraction of South Korea as an emerging donor and a new partner for African countries stems from its own development experience. African countries like Ghana and Kenya focus not only on China, but also on East Asian and South Korean investors for their infrastructure projects and foreign investments, trying to conduct their ‚Looking East‘-policies. Other countries like Ethiopia try to model their own country after the idea of the development-led state as seen in South Korea.
Article by Dr. Daouda Cisse, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
On the 24-25 May, GIGA organised in Hamburg an international workshop on the role of companies from emerging countries in global norm-building on sustainability.