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  • Events | 13 August, 2009 (10:51)

    Aug 17 – 2012 Vision: China’s Foreign Policy Challenges

    China faces a number of key foreign policy challenges in the lead-up to the next Communist Party congress in 2012. In this talk, London School of Economics International History professor Arne Westad will discuss three of these: China’s relationship with the United States, the situation in North Korea, and its ties to the Central Asian republics. Prof Westad, who has taught Chinese diplomats, has been visiting China for 30 years and is currently working on a book China’s diplomatic history.

    DATE: Monday, August 17th
    TIME: 7.30pm (pushed back from the original start time of 7pm to give you time to wrestle through the Beijing rush hour traffic – please allow time for it)
    VENUE: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business 长江商学院, 12F, Classroom 6 (see below for full details)
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
    RSVP to fcccadmin@gmail.com


    Professor Odd Arne Westad is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an expert in contemporary international affairs. He co-directs LSE IDEAS, a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy. He is also an editor of the journal Cold War History and co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War. His book The Global Cold War won the Bancroft Prize for 2006.

    Prof Westad teaches at Beijing University every summer.

    During the 1980s, he worked for several international aid agencies in Southern Africa and in Pakistan. He has taught at the University of North Carolina and at Johns Hopkins University and served for eight years as Director of Research at the Norwegian Nobel Institute. Since 1998 he has been in the Department of International History at the LSE, where he teaches Cold War history and the history of East Asia.

    Further information available at these links:



    Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business 长江商学院
    Oriental Plaza, 12th floor, Tower E3 (Ernst&YoungTower安永大楼)
    1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing 100738, China
    Tel: 010-85188552
    地址:中国北京市东长安街 1 号东方广场东 3 座 12 层
    English map: http://www.orientalplaza.com/eng/prime/transport.htm
    Chinese map: http://www.orientalplaza.com/gb/prime/transport.htm
    Cheung Kong’s website at http://en.ckgsb.com