Speaker: Richard Griffiths, Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands
Date: May 22, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 101 Lecture Hall, No.1 Building, Hongjialou Campus
Sponsor: the School of Political Science and Public Administration
"In the west, the discussions on OBOR tend to be framed in the context of China's rise and what it means for the global order. Very few studies look at what the project actually involves. Which countries are the focus of OBOR? Does OBOR contain a development strategy? If so, where does it come from? Is it new? Will it succeed? Who benefits most from the win:win investments?"
Prof. Richard Griffiths was appointed lecturer in European Studies at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology (now part of Manchester University) in 1973. From 1980 to 1987 he was professor of Social and Economic History at the Free University, Amsterdam. From 1987 to 1995 he held the chair in Contemporary History at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence where he directed its research project into the History of European Integration. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Economic and Social History at Leiden University where he also directs the MA in European Union Studies. He is currently director of the BA in International Studies, taught at the university’s campus in the Hague. He has been visiting professor at Leuven University (Belgium), Evora University (Portugal), Bilgi University (Istanbul, Turkey) and Chulalongkorn University.
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Edited by: Shi Yajie