Howard W. French, Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism will speak at the University of Florida on April 9, 2015 at 6 p.m in the College of Journalism's Weimer Hall (Gannett Auditorium). Mr. French’s address is part of a two-day conference of invited scholars from Africa, China, Europe and the United States on “China-Africa: Engagement, Investments and Media Strategies”, taking place on the UF campus April 9 – 10 (a conference agenda is available here).
French is a former foreign correspondent and senior writer for The New York Times, having worked as a bureau chief in China, Japan, West and Central Africa and Central America and the Caribbean. His most recent work of non-fiction is a book about China's relationship with Africa (Knopf, May 2014) titled China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa (available in eBook and print at the Smathers Libraries). "2nd Continent" was named by The New York Times, The Economist and by The Guardian as one of the most notable books of the year.
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