Although much about China’s foreign policy decision-making remains obscure, it is possible to identify the interest groups vying for a voice in policy formulation and to explore their policy preferences. Linda Jakobson and Dean Knox will discuss a new SIPRI report that reveals a number of emergent trends, chief among them the changing face of China’s official decision-making apparatus and the direction that actors on the margins would like to see Chinese foreign policy take.
DATE: September 14, 2010
VENUE: Residence of the Ambassador of Finland, 30 Guanghua Lu
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Linda Jakobson is the Beijing-based senior researcher and director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) China and Global Security Programme. A Mandarin speaker, she has lived and worked in China for over 15 years and has published extensively on China’s foreign policy, the Taiwan Strait, China’s energy security, and China’s policies on climate change and science and technology. Prior to joining SIPRI in 2009, Jakobson worked for 10 years for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
Dean Knox works as a research assistant in the SIPRI China and Global Security Program. Knox holds a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois and a certificate in nonproliferation studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is fluent in Chinese and has lived in Taiwan for six years.