James Williams, an Asian Studies and economics double major as well as a Phillips Ambassador, has been named one of the “25 under 25 in U.S. and China Relations,” a list published by Yale’s China Hands.
James’s essay, “Rethinking China’s ‘Exploitation’ of Africa” appears in the fall 2014 issue of the China Hands journal. In the paper, he analyzes Sino-African relations and China’s growing involvement in Africa. Drawing on interviews and other research, he posits that China’s involvement is complicated but ultimately beneficial.
Williams is also centrally involved in the Carolina China Network as the director of the 2015 China Leadership Summit, which will be held from Feb. 20-22. This annual event is co-organized by the Duke East Asia Nexus and the Carolina China Network, and is one of the top China-related undergraduate conferences in the country. For more information, visit http://www.dukeunccls.com.