Understanding Violent Conflict
On 17 March 2023, Yanqiu Zheng chaired a roundtable titled “Producing Knowledge on China and the Global South: A Multi-Stakeholder Reflection,” at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Boston. It brought together Juliana González Jáuregui of FLACSO Argentina, Maria Repnikova of Georgia State University, Nicholas Loubere of Lund University (Sweden), Matthew Galway of Australian National University, and Kenneth Wissoker of Duke University Press, and discussed the promises and challenges of studying China’s global footprint, particularly in the Global South.
On 22 February 2023, the Cultural Heritage, Violent Conflict, and Atrocity Crimes workshop was held at the Penn Club. The workshop brought together scholars and United Nations (UN) representatives to develop a shared understanding of the key debates in the academic literature about the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage in violent conflicts, situations at risk of atrocity crimes, and their aftermaths. The participants also discussed the evidence of and intersection between heritage destruction and the act of atrocity crimes; and explored how the UN system can better prepare and respond.
On 3-4 November 2022, the China and the Global South workshop was held at the Penn Club, the workshop brought together scholars from different parts of the world to discuss the preliminary findings of the China and the Global South Project and strategies for building sustainable research capacity on China’s engagement with the Global South