Project Title: The Changing Geopolitical Purpose for Chinese Investment in Africa
BASIS Advisor: Dr. John Hight
Internship Location: William & Mary's Global Research Institute
Onsite Mentor: Professor Michael Tierney
China is pumping billions of dollars into Africa with nearly 50% of these transactions being done in secret. The United Republic of Tanzania is no exception to this trend. This project will analyze public and private data, existing papers and research to determine the changing purpose of Chinese investment in Tanzania. The focus will be on geopolitical incentives for China to change its financial investment models in the post -World War II era. Comparing and contrasting the financial flows, geo datasets and survey results will provide a variety of perspectives as well as room for reasonable judgment. It is important to understand the purpose for Chinese investment as it is a key factor in determining if the aid and investments are beneficial to Tanzania or if they pose a risk to the country.
The past two weeks have been extremely action packed and eventful. I spent the majority of my time at William and Mary, learning how to research, talking with subject experts and exploring the campus. In such a short period of time I learned how to use the TUFF method for research and managed to begin […]
Hello and welcome! My name is Kareem and I am a senior at BASIS Independent McLean with an interest in international relations and economics. Currently, I am on an Amtrak on my way to the Global Research Institute at the College of William and Mary where I will be conducting my internship. While I do […]