Events Summary of the Project
6 November 2019, Geneva Peace Week Geneva, CH
Kazu spoke at the Geneva Peace Week’s event “Peacebuilding: Perspectives from China, Korea, and Japan”. The team interviewed key stakeholders who had travelled to Geneva to attend the conference.
September - November, 2019, Moscow, Russia
Kazu conducted fieldwork in Russia. He attended the seminars on peacebuilding, Africa, and development cooperation organized by the Valdai Discussion Club. Kazu made a presentation at the the 12th Russian International Studies Association (RISA) Convention “The World of the Regions vs. the Regions of the World” 21-22 October, 2019, held at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He conducted interviews with 17 officials and scholars from various institutions. Dissemination of the project and navigation of potential collaborators.
11-14 September 2019, the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA), Sofia, Bulgaria
Presentation of preliminary findings (presentation given by Kazu).
June-July, 2019, Beijing and Shanghai, China
Xinyu conducted fieldwork in China. Here she attended the Peace Forum of China, 2019, in Beijing. Xinyu also attended the lecture given by former Chinese ambassador to South Africa. Interviews were conducted with 22 informants, from Chinese universities, think tanks, and governmental units. Dissemination of the project and navigation of potential collaborators.
June, 2019, NEW YORK, USA
Keith and Oliver conducted fieldwork in New York. Here they interviewed key policy makers from the United Nations and mission officials.
22-24 May 2019, OECD Boulogne, Paris, France
Xinyu and Keith made a presentation on China’s engagement in fragile and/or conflict-affected situations, at The Task Meeting of the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Thematic Session III: Collective learning: Financing for Stability – Role of China’s Engagement in Fragile and/or Conflict-affected Situations.
9 November 2018, OECD Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome, Italy
Kazu participated in the workshop “The EU and Resilience: interrogating theory, policies and practice” organized by The Comprehensive Capacity-building in Eastern Neighbourhood andCentral Asia: research integration, impact governance and sustainable communities (COMPASS) project led by Professor Elena Korosteleva of the University of Kent.
2-4 November 2018, Japan Association of International Relations (JAIR) Annual Convention 2018, Omiya, Japan
Kazu participated in the Japan Association of International Relations (JAIR) Annual Convention 2018, Omiya, Japan.
1 November 2018, Research Seminar at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Kazu participated in an informal workshop on peace operations organized by Professor Yuji Uesugi of Waseda University, attended by key Japanese policy makers and defence officers.
27-28 October 2018, Peace Studies Association of Japan (PSAJ) Conference Autumn 2018 at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
Kazu participated in the Peace Studies Association of Japan (PSAJ) Conference Autumn 2018 at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.