This Virginia Military Institute program, The Eagle and the Dragon in Africa, explores what the U.S. and China mean for Africa's development."
Dr. Soji Adelaja
Soji Adelaja, Ph.D., is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy at Michigan State University. His faculty appointment is in the department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. Until April of 2011, he served as the Director of the Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University, which he founded in 2006; as Co-Director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded People and Land initiative (PAL); and as the Director of Michigan Higher Education Land Policy Consortium (miHELP) which he founded in 2005. Dr. Adelaja is now spearheading new initiatives in international land use.
H.E. Sheila Siwela
Ambassador Sheila SiwelaÂ is currently Ambassador of Zambia to the United States. She has previously served as Ambassador for her country to Belgium, the Netherlands, the EU, and Zimbabwe. She also worked in two international organizations, UNDP/ILO and the Eastern & Southern African Management Institute.
Dr. Donald Sparks
Donald L. Sparks, Ph.D., is Professor of International Economics and Director of the Office of Fellowships at the Citadel in Charleston. Dr. Sparks received his BA from the George Washington University and his MA and PhD from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He has co-authored two economics textbooks and numerous journal articles. He has contributed the Economic Trends chapter for Africa South of the Sahara annually since 1985. Dr Sparks has lectured widely, in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North America. His research interests are on monetary integration in Southern Africa, regional economic integration, public-private partnerships and economic growth and development.