Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Complimentary Tickets for GWU Students to Asia Society Event!

China's Oil Investments in Sudan


Dan Morrison

Journalist and Author of The Black Nile

Ambassador David Shinn

Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Asian investors are closely monitoring developments in oil-rich Sudan. In 2011, the people of Southern Sudan will vote in a referendum that will determine the country's political, economic and oil future. Sudan has been a large oil magnet for companies especially from China, but also from India and Malaysia. Over the past decade, Sudan has sold almost 70 percent of its oil to Beijing, making this conflict-plagued state the top recipient of Chinese investment, according to Forbes. Join journalist, and author of "The Black Nile", Dan Morrison, and Ambassador David Shinn as they present their perspectives on how oil exploration is likely to develop in a divided Sudan and the possible implications of the January referendum on Sudan's future economic dealings with Asia. Dan will also share a range of on-the-ground-sources and first-hand experience reporting from Sudan's disputed oil fields.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Light refreshments will be served

Asia Society Washington

The Cinnabar Room

Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(Corner of Q St and New Hampshire Ave)
Nearest metro: Dupont Circle - RED line

Mr. Dan Morrison
Journalist and Author of "The Black Nile"

Dan Morrison is author of The Black Nile (Viking, 2010). A former staff writer at Newsday and Bloomberg News, he has reported from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa for publications including US News & World Report,, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, and National Geographic News.
(Books are available for signing)

Ambassador David Shinn
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs
The George Washington University

David Shinn has taught as an adjunct professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001. He served for thirty-seven years in the U.S. Foreign Service. His overseas posts included deputy chief of mission at the embassy in Khartoum and ambassador to Ethiopia. He writes and lectures extensively on African issues and is currently writing a book on China-Africa relations.

Mr. Jack Garrity

Executive Director

Asia Society Washington

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