African Studies Center - TUFS will hold the 29th ASC Seminar, inviting Dr. Naaborle Sackeyfio from Miami University. It is jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies.
Dr. Sackeyfio will broadly explore economic ties between Ghana and Japan as well as China's pivot to Ghana, and suggest the critical importance for Ghana to protect its agency and to learn from Japan's trajectory for its economic ascendancy and sustainable development.
◆Speaker: Dr. Naaborle Sackeyfio
(Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, Miami University)
◆Title: Negotiating power and agency in Ghana's Asian nexus
◆Abstract: Frequently touted for its stellar credentials grounded in stable democratic governance and a robust track record of development, Ghana courts its growing status as one of the fastest growing economies. This lecture broadly explores economic ties between Ghana and Japan as well as China's pivot to Ghana. I examine lucrative partnerships with China to argue that Ghana's ascendance will depend on how well it protects its agency in an era where 'runaway' development and resource politics may imperil Ghana's promise in the 21st century. In addition, I contend that despite the difficulty of replication, Japan's trajectory offers potent institutional lessons that augur well for Ghana's sustainable development.
◆Date & Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:40 - 7:10 pm
◆Venue: Room 104, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
◆No pre-registration is needed.
◆Jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies