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26 April 2022
Workshop: Chinese Peace in Africa from Peacekeeper to Peacemaker
The School of Government will be hosting a workshop by Dr Steven Kuo titled 'Chinese Peace in Africa from peacekeeper to peacemaker'.

Workshop details

Date: Thursday, 5 May 2022
Time: 9h30 - 11h00
Speaker: Dr Steven Kuo Senior Lecturer Graduate School of Business University of Cape Town
Venue: 1E and 1G, Ground Floor, School of Government, UWC Main Campus, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville


About the speaker

Dr Steven Kuo researches, teaches, publishes, and consults on African political risk management for businesses and governments working in Africa. Dr Kuo received his master’s degree from the University of Cape Town and his PhD degree from St. Andrews. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape. Dr Kuo currently is an adjunct senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.

He has published many peers reviewed journal articles, and the book launch on 5 May 2022 hosted at UWC is for: Chinese Peace in Africa: From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker. New York, Routledge, 2020 .

Other publications by Dr Kuo include:
1. Kuo, S.C.Y. 2021. South Africa – People’s Republic of China Relations: Anchoring Beijing’s African Partnerships. 展望與探索 [Prospect & Exploration] 19 (3):71-94.
2. Kuo, S.C.Y. 2015 Chinese Peace: An Emergent Norm in African Peace Operations. China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies 1 (1): 155-181. 2 
3. Kuo, S.C.Y. 2013. Chinese Peacebuilding in Liberia as Soft-Power Projection: Perspectives from Monrovia. African-East Asian Affairs 1 (4): 6-23. 
4. Kuo, S.C.Y. 2012. Beijing’s Understanding of African Security: Context and Limitations, African Security 5 (1): 24-43.

Consulting Reports Dr Kuo has contributed to for governments, include: 
1. “Promoting Thai Investment to South Africa: Critical Skilled Worker Visa” a research project commissioned by the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. Completed in March 2022 
2. “Indonesia Jamu’s Potential in South Africa”, a market intelligence report commissioned by Indonesia embassy in Pretoria. Completed in October 2021. 
3. Various engagement with European embassies. 

Dr Kuo has hosted the following Think Tanks:
1. (Chinese) 非洲土地改革——选票还是土地? (Land reform - for votes or for land?) The Consilium Institute, Chongqing University, China, 2 April 2018. 
2. South Africa’s role in Africa: The View from Beijing, South African Foreign Policy Initiative, Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Policy Brief No. 7, August 2012. 
3. Not Seeking to Lead: Beijing’s View of the Crisis between the Two Sudans, China and South Sudan: Saferworld Briefing, July 2012. 4. Riding the Tiger: How South Africa could take advantage of China’s plan for a multi-polar world order, South African Foreign Policy Initiative, Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Policy Brief No. 34. May 2013. 

Private Companies Dr Kuo has facilitated at are:
1. Design and facilitate workshop “Mitigation and Risk” for an Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa training course on behest of The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town. 
2. Present an analysis of risks in the infrastructure markets in 7 African countries to the Executive Committee at a major Chinese-owned high voltage cable manufacturer in South Africa to assist their decision on opening new African manufacturing plant. 

For more details consult the flyer below: