Friday, October 9

423 ILR Conference Center
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks


9:15 – 10:00 am Development Keynote: Wendy Wolford, Cornell University. Constructing Parallels: Land and Labor in South-South Development
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 am Folashadé Soule-Kohndou, Sciences Po, Paris. South-South development funds: tools for soft-revisionism in International Development?
Discussant: Isaac Odoom
11:00 – 11:45 am Isaac Odoom, University of Alberta. The role of South-South cooperation in Africa’s development beyond 2015.
Discussant: Jessica Achberger
11:45 – 12:30 pm Manjusha Nair, National University of Singapore. Indian capital flows to India and Sub-Saharan Africa: Even development pathways?
Discussant: Kevan Harris
1:30 – 2:15 pm Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente, City University of Hong Kong. A new South-South paradigm? The paradoxes of China-Ecuador resource development nexus.
Discussant: Omar Manky
2:15 – 3:00 pm Wendy Leutert, Cornell University. From Contractors to Stakeholders? Chinese State-owned Companies and Infrastructure Development in Ghana
Discussant: Wang Duanyong
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break


3:15 – 4:00 pm Kevan Harris, UCLA. Rapacious or reciprocal? Chinese investment and trade in the Persian Gulf during the 2000s commodity supercycle.
Discussant: Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente
4:00 – 4:45 pm Jessica Achberger, Southern African Institute for Policy and Research. Is it really new? Defining and historicizing south-south development cooperation.
Discussant: Folashadé Soule-Kohndou
4:45 – 5:30 pm Investment Keynote: Kristin Hopewell, University of Edinburgh. South-South Trade and Investment Cooperation: Destabilizing Theory, Practice and Politic
5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception – Pennsylvania Room, Statler Hotel

Saturday, October 10

423 ILR Conference Center

Civil Society

9:00 – 9:45 am Diane Tang Lee, University of Manchester. Socialization from below – the role of Myanmar civil society in China’s adoption of stakeholder engagement norms.
Discussant: Adina Matisoff
9:45 – 10:30 am Adina Matisoff, Yale University. Chinese CSR in Peru
Discussant: Diane Tang Lee
10:30 – 10:45 am Break


10:45 – 11:30 am Suraj Yengde, University of the Witwatersrand. South-south migration: A case study of contemporary Indian labor migration to South Africa.
Discussant: Manjusha Nair
11:30 – 12:15 pm Pal Nyiri, Vrije Universiteit. South-South? East-East? Chinese managers and local workers in Hungary.
Discussant: Eli Friedman
1:30 – 2:15 pm Labor Keynote: Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University
2:15 – 3:30 pm Wang Duanyong, Shanghai International Studies University. Mismatching structures: A new explanation for the "unsatisfactory" labor conditions in Chinese mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Discussant: Ching Kwan Lee
3:00 – 3:45 pm Miriam Driessen, University of Oxford. Pushed to Africa: Emigration and Social Change in China.
Discussant: Sarosh Kuruvilla
3:45 – 4:30 pm Concluding remarks