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China events in Helsinki
November 7, 2013 - 00:00-November 8, 2013 - 00:00
Transforming China: New Leadership and Foreign Relations,
On Thursday 7 November, at 9:00 – 15:30
At the Main Building of the University of Helsinki
A conference jointly organized by Asian Studies, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki; the Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki; and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Three eminent scholars, Drew Thompson (Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, USA), Adams G.R. Oloon (Professor, University of Nairobi) and Markku Kivinen (Director, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki) will deliver keynote presentations highlighting the challenges that China currently faces in the Pacific, Africa, and Russia, respectively. They will also join a panel discussion focusing on the changes that the new leadership may trigger. The conference will bring together researchers and students as well as policy makers for an in-depth exchange of views on the latest developments in China’s foreign relations.
China Research Day
On Friday 8 November, at 9:30 – 15:00
At the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki
China Research Day is an annual FIIA event consisting of a public seminar followed by a networking event. This year’s seminar will focus on China-U.S. relations, including the military-to-military relations, and the guest speaker will be Drew Thompson (Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, USA). The seminar will be followed by a networking event for China researchers based in Finland. NB! The networking event in the afternoon is by invitation only, so please indicate your interest to attend by sending an email to Mr Olli Hulkko, firstname.lastname@example.org (unless you attended last year, in which case you will be automatically receive an invitation also this year)