Past Event

China’s Rise, the War in Ukraine, and the Transformation of the East Asian Regional System

April 27, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Marcin Grabowski, Associate Professor, Institute of International Relations and Politics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Moderator: Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

As a China specialist based in Poland (and formerly a visiting scholar at WEAI), Professor Marcin Grabowski will discuss how Eastern Europeans are analyzing the impact of China’s rise and the war in Ukraine on international politics in East Asia.

Speaker's Bio: Marcin Grabowski, Ph.D. is a Director of the Centre for International Studies and Development, Head of the Global Complex Systems Lab and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Marcin’s research interests focus on the Asia-Pacific Rim, especially institutional arrangements of the region (APEC, ASEM, ASEAN, EAS, ARF, SAARC), American and Chinese foreign policies, theories of IR (especially complexity theory) and the International Economics. He studied and conducted his research i.a. at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University in the City of New York, Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University in Washington, Global Leadership Institute at the University of California in San Diego, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy in Seoul, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of the Waseda University in Tokyo, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) in Canberra, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen, Berkeley APEC Study Center or Reischauer Center for East Asia Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. He was teaching at numerous universities, including Manipal University (India), University of Calcutta (India), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), University Colllege Cork (Ireland). He served as an advisor to the Polish Minister of Higher Education and Science – in the framework of the Young Scholars’ Council (2011-2013). He is a member of the Executive Council of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA) for the term 2019-2022 and 2022-2025.

This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by China and the World Program.


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