Kofi Gunu

Kofi Gunu

Research topic:
China in Africa's Foreign Policy

Research Themes:
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Comparative Politics and Government  Norms, legitimacy and justification 

Academic Profile

I am an MPhil candidate in International Relations. My research focuses on Sino-African trade and investment relations, particularly around facilitating sustainable industrialisation for mineral-rich African economies. I previously worked in the Vice President's office in Ghana as a National Service Fellow, supporting the Ghanaian government on a US$2 billion resource-financed infrastructure project with China. I also served on the Asia Technical Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to working in government, I interned with both the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and with U.S. Senator Mike Rounds in Washington D.C. I have also worked with Accra-based Africa Foresight Group. I received a BA in Political Science from Augustana University and was a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, where I received a Master’s degree in Global Affairs & Public Policy.