United Nations official among experts to talk about human trafficking and China’s involvement in Africa during international lecture series at UB this April

The College of International and Public Affairs at the University of Bridgeport is proud to present in April two lectures, “Weber, Confucius, and Capitalism in China” and “Chinese Engagement in Emerging Africa,” as well as experts from the Harvard School of Public Health, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Fordham University, who will speak about human trafficking.

On April 3, Nancy Wei, associate professor of East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies at the College of Public and International Affairs (CPIA) and Richard Rubenstein, president emeritus and distinguished research professor of religion at the University of Bridgeport, will copresent “Weber, Confucius, and Capitalism on China.”

On April 9, Steve Hess, assistant professor of political science at CPIA, and Pepe Haba, a student in the East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies graduate program, will lead a public discussion on the region’s response to China’s growing engagement across Africa during the past two decades.

Both lectures begin at 6 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Wahlstrom Library, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

On April 10, CPIA’s Annual Colloquium will focus on human trafficking wit Gaynel Curry, from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Angela Duger, from Harvard School of Public Health; and Melissa Labonte, associate professor at Fordham University.

The Colloquium begins at 6 p.m. in the duPont Tower Room at the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.

All three events are free and open to the public.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu