Invited talks


The political economy of China‘s globalising railways – and their arrival in Africa

Panel organised by the China-Africa Working Group at the Center for African Studies, University of Florida


“Africa’s Railway Renaissance: The role and impact of China”

Webinar co-hosted by Georgetown University’s Initiative for US-China Dialogue and Howard University’s Center for African Studies


“The life and work of Professor Ian Taylor”

Speech delivered on the occasion of the official inauguration of the Professor Ian Taylor Collection at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University


“Playing catch-up with China – the political economy of competing connectivity initiatives in Africa”

Guest lecture at the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London


“China in Africa and the geopolitics of competing connectivity initiatives”

Guest lecture at the Department of Political Science, Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa


“Africa-China relations: The changing nature of an ‘all-weather friendship’”

Guest lecture at the Karlshochschule International University – Karlsruhe, Germany


“Seamless imaginaries, territorialised realities: the regional politics of corridor governance in Southern Africa”

Talk delivered at the Cross-Border Road Transport Symposium of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Kasane, Botswana


“China-Tanzania relations and the role of infrastructure”

Guest lecture (online) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany


“‘Global Africa’ in the emerging post-pandemic world order”

Keynote address delivered at the 7th Pécs African Studies Conference, University of Pécs, Hungary


“Gerechtigkeit global gedacht”

Keynote address delivered at the New Year’s function of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), Uhingen chapter


“Moving Beyond the ‘Debt Trap’: (Meta-)Theoretical Reflections on the Analytical Treatment of Debt in Africa-China Studies”

University of Florida, Center for African Studies, China-Africa Working Group


Talk given at an event on Africa organised by Heike Baehrens, Member of the German Parliament


“Belts, roads and railways: Chinese infrastructure projects and regional reordering in Africa”

University of Leipzig, Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) – Leipzig, Germany
1st annual conference


“China’s spatial fix in Africa : Infrastructure, African agency and the issue of debt”

University of Bremen, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies – Bremen, Germany
Colloquium “Internationalised Politics”


“The political economy of ‘China in Africa’: Chinese overaccumulation, African agency and the issue of debt”

University of Padova, Department of History, Geography and of the Ancient World – Padova, Italy
Graduate seminar series on China-Africa


“The Chinese ‘infrastructural fix’ in Africa: Contradictions in the Sino-Zambian ‘road bonanza’”

University of Edinburgh & Confucius Institute for Scotland – Edinburgh, UK
International Conference on the Belt & Road Initiative


“Africa’s transport infrastructure boom: empowering whom and for what purpose?”

St Andrews Africa Summit – St Andrews, UK