Dambisa Moyo, Author and Economist

Since China began seriously investing around the world in 2005, it has been cast by some as a stealthy imperialist with a voracious appetite for commodities, but economist Dambisa Moyo argues that China is merely securing resources to fuel economic growth while expanding much-needed infrastructure. Friend or foe, President Hu Jintao pledged another $20 billion in loans to African nations this year. And it's not just in Africa where China is looking to secure access to commodities, but also in Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Australia. What is the global impact of China’s quest to secure the resources and inputs needed to continue to drive economic development? 

Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo is an economist and author. She currently serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, SABMiller, and Barrick Gold. She was an economist at Goldman Sachs, where she worked for nearly a decade, and was a consultant to the World Bank in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Moyo was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her writing regularly appears in publications such as the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributing editor to CNBC. She holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from American University, an M.P.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Moyo’s latest book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Commodities and What It Means For the World, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.

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