SPIRe to Host Lecture Series on Chinese Politics & International Relations

SPIRe will be hosting 6 public lectures on the theme "Chinese Politics & International Relations: Perspectives & Frontiers in Social Science Research". Dr Alex Dukalskis has been awarded funding from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to support the delivery of the series over the next two academic years.

Outline Schedule 

2 October 2019, 4pm, University Club, Cedar/Cypress Rooms

Professor Rosemary Foot, Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford University.

"China’s Resurgence and US Power: Is the Asia-Pacific Political Order Being Renegotiated?”.

RSVP to alexander.dukalskis@ucd.ie

6 February 2020, precise time & location TBD

Professor Andrew G Walder,  Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences and Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

"Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1969: A Macro Perspective"
See Dr. Walder's recent book on Mao's Cultural Revolution.
At planning stage:
Spring 2020
Dr Wen-Hsuan Tsai of Academia Sinica on "Thriving of the ‘Tsinghua Clique’: Cultivation, Transfer, and Relationships in Chinese Elite Politics."
Autumn 2020 
Dr Guobin Yang, Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication & Sociology at University of Pennsylvania on "Media and Social Protest in Modern China".
See Dr. Yang's excellent recent book on the Red Guard Generation
Autumn 2020
Dr Wen-Chin Wu of Academia Sinica's Institute of Political Science on "China’s Economic Weight on the Scales of Sino-US Competition for Influence". See a recent article by Dr. Wu on trade politics
Spring 2021 
Dr Molly E Roberts, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California, San Diego on "Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall". View Dr. Roberts' recent book on the topic