Dr. Injoo Sohn (University of Hong Kong) talks about China's multilateral diplomacy towards Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
News from Jun 11, 2013
Why does a re-emerging China pursue institutional strategies to expand its multilateral ties all over the world? In our next Brown Bag Lecture, Dr. Injoo Sohn, Assistant Professor, Global Studies Program Coordinator, and Master of International and Public Affairs (MIPA) Program Director at University of Hong Kong, will explain the genesis of China’s new multilateral diplomacy toward Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Many strands of structural arguments drawn from realist, liberal, and constructivist insights cannot provide complete explanations about China’s multilateral activism without recourse to cognitive feedback dynamics. China fed its regional experiences of multilateralism back into its global policy formation. This experiment-based approach has been a pervasive feature in Chinese multilateral diplomacy as well as Chinese domestic reforms during the post-Mao period. The cognitive feedback model developed in this study intends to complement the prominent structural explanations by identifying micro-level dynamics and seeks to contribute to today’s debate over power transition and international order.
Meet and discuss with Dr. Injoo Sohn on 18 June 2013, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. at Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Global Politics, Ihnestr. 21, Room 202 (2nd floor). Participation is limited. Please register via email no later than Friday, 14 June: firstname.lastname@example.org.