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Adjunct senior lecturer, University of Cape Town

Dr. Steven Kuo is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He research, teach, publish and consult in the area of political risk management and China-Africa relations.

He has published in English and Chinese on issues pertaining to China-Africa security relations, risk management and African politics in academic journals as well as public press, including The Guardian (UK), Forbes (USA), Caixin 财新 (China), Business Day (South Africa), The Paper 澎湃新闻 (China). He was formerly an African Political Risk Analyst for Control Risks, prior to that he lectured at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Steven holds BA (hons) and MA degrees in Philosophy from the University of Cape Town. He completed his Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2013 on a South African National Research Foundation Scholarship.


  • –present
    Research associate, University of Pretoria