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Chinese Politics Happy Hours

The SAIS China Global Research Center regularly hosts Chinese Politics Happy Hour on Thursday afternoons from 5 – 6PM (ET).  This event is casual in nature and aims to connect the SAIS China community with China scholars and practitioners doing innovative academic and policy research. This is also a platform for scholars to present their work to the SAIS China community and solicit feedback.

Upcoming Presenters

  • Dr. Zhao Ma, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History and Culture, Washington University in St. Louis | "Speaking to the Masses: the Reach of the Propaganda State in Revolutionary China"

Past Presenters  

  • Dr. James ReillyAssociate Professor of Northeast Asian Politics, University of Sydney | "Orchestration: China’s Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe" | November 18, 2021
  • Dr. Yeling TanAssistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon | "Driven to Self-Reliance: Coercion and the U.S. - China Innovation Ecosystem" November 11, 2021 
  • Dr. Daniel Mattingly, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University | "How the Party Commands the Gun: the Foreign-Domestic Threat Dilemma in China" | November 4, 2021
  • Dr. Juan Wang, Associate Professor of Political Science, McGill University | “State Building, Elite Politics and Population Classification: a Comparative Study of China and North Korea” | October 21, 2021
  • Dr. Ilaria Mazzocco, Fellow with the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) | “Rethinking China’s Rise: Bottom-Up Industrial Policy?  the Case of Local Electric Vehicle Promotion Policy in China” | October 7, 2021 
  • Dr. Scott Moore, Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania | “Rethinking China’s Rise: How to Compete and Cooperate on the Environment, Technology, and Beyond” | September 30, 2021
  • Dr. Lynette Ong, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, jointly appointed at the Asian Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy | "Engaging a Middleman: Commodification of State-Society Bargaining in China” | September 16, 2021 
  • Dr. Victor Shih, Associate Professor; Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations, University of California, San Diego | “Elite Politics from Mao to Now” | April 2, 2021
  • Dr. Ka ZengProfessor of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies, University of Arkansas | “U.S.-China Trade Relations and Tensions” | March 26, 2021
  • Dr. Karrie Koesel, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame | “Learning to be Loyal in Authoritarian Regimes” | March 12, 2021
  • Dr. Manfred Elfstrom, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Okanagan | “Lumpenproletarian Resistance in China and Egypt” | March 5, 2021
  • Dr. Yue Hou, Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania | “Female Legislators in the Chinese Congress” | February 26, 2021
  • Dr. Min YeAssociate Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University | “Globalization 3.0: The Belt, Road, and Beyond” | February 19, 2021 
  • Dr. Rory TruexAssistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University | “New Challenges in Teaching China” | February 12, 2021
  • Dr. Iza DingAssistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh | “The Autocrat’s Moral-Legal Dilemma” | February 5, 2021 
  • Dr. Yuhua WangThe Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University | Social Origins of Durable Rule in Imperial China” | January 29, 2021 
  • Dr. Sida Liu, Associate Professor in Sociology and Law, University of Toronto | “Chinese Legal Reform” | November 20, 2020 
  • Dr. Diana Fu, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto and Dr. Rui Hou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian Institute, University of Toronto | “How the Chinese State Rates it’s Citizens” | December 11, 2020 
  • Dr. Jennifer Pan, Assistant Professor in Communication, Stanford University | “Welfare for Autocrats” | December 4, 2020