SURGE GIM and Chinese Foreign Investment (Speaker: Alvin Camba)

Date & Time February 9, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you interested in international affairs and learning more about geopolitics in East Asia? If so, then Tufts Sino-U.S Relations Group Engagement (SURGE) is the place for you! Tufts SURGE is an IGL-affiliated undergraduate group that promotes and expands the academic understanding of China and East Asia on everything from the economy, military, geopolitics to culture.

Join us on February 9th at 8:00pm for our GIM where we will hear from Mr. Alvin Camba to talk about how China pursues and protects its commercial interests in risky environments. Mr. Camba argues that China seeks “strong” leaders to pursue protection, but this strategy can result in the host country leader's pushback or the cancellation of Chinese projects. In addition to this presentation, new members who attend this meeting will also have a chance to win free Uber Eats coupons!

Alvin Camba is a Sociology Ph.D. Candidate at Johns Hopkins University. He’s a non-resident fellow at the Stratbase ADR Institute (Manila) and Paramadina Institute for Public Policy (Jakarta). Alvin has been awarded multiple best graduate research paper awards by sections of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and contributed to policy reports at several think tanks - including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research on Chinese capital in Southeast Asia has been published in top development journals, such as Development and Change and Extractive Industries and Society. He has presented his work at the World Bank, AidData, and the US Embassy in Manila. He has been interviewed by The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, as well as consulted by Southeast Asian politicians and policymakers.

No prior knowledge is needed for the meeting. We hope we can give you a good sense of the open and welcoming academic atmosphere we strive to uphold. We hope to see you all there!

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