Why has China increased its peacekeeping presence and where? What sort of operations are they doing? How well are they working with the soldiers and police from other parts of the world? What is motivating China’s more active peacekeeping role?
These are some of the questions which will be answered at our next FCCC speaker event on Nov 3rd. The director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Bates Gill, Chin-Hao Huang of the University of Southern California, and He Yin Associate Professor at the China Peacekeeping Police Training Center will provide an on-the-record insight into China’s evolving approach to peacekeeping.
SIPRI, one of the world´s leading think-tanks, has conducted research and interviews with a range of relevant players and also carried out field work where Chinese peacekeepers are deployed. The detailed study on their findings will be presented at the event.
DATE: Tuesday, November 3
VENUE CONFIRMED: Polish embassy, 1 Ritan Road (corner of Guanghua Road and Ritan Road)
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
REGISTRATION: email email@example.com to reserve your place and for security at the entrance
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr Bates Gill (United States) has been Director of SIPRI since October 2007. He previously held the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, and had senior positions at the Brookings Institution and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He received his PhD in Foreign Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy (Brookings Press, 2007). Click here for further information on SIPRI.
Chin-hao Huang (Thailand) is a PhD student at the University of Southern California (USC). Until August 2009, he was a Researcher with the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme. Previously, he worked at the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies. He has written on China–Africa–USA relations, the latest of which include ‘China’s renewed partnership with Africa: implications for the United States’, China into Africa: Trade, Aid and Influence (Brookings Press, 2008) and ‘US-China Relations and Darfur’, Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 4, 2008.
He Yin is Associate Professor at the China Peacekeeping Police Training Center, Langfang. He was a UN Police officer in the United Nations peacekeeping operations in East Timor from 2001 to 2002 and a Swedish Institute scholar and guest researcher at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program in the Uppsala University from September 2006 to June 2007. He Yin has written widely on peacekeeping issues, the latest of which include China’s Changing Policy on UN Peacekeeping Operations, Institute for Security and Development Policy (Stockholm, July 2007).