27 February 2018Time: 1:30 - 7:30pm
Venue: Collette Bowe and Martin Harris Rooms, Queens' Building , Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS
The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs at Queen Mary University of London and the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University invite you to an international workshop on:
‘China and Global Governance: Between the International Rule of Law and the International Rule of Power’
The international workshop will be followed by a roundtable on:
‘Roundtable on the Future of Chinese Foreign Policy: Implications for International Law?’ (co-hosted with Chatham House)
The (re-)emergence of China as a major international power has raised the question whether China will retain the status quo which has enabled its rise or become a revisionist power (Johnston 2003; Kagan 2009; Jacques 2012; Shambaugh 2013). Attempts to discern whether China intends to confirm, adjust, or overthrow the post-World War II rules based order have become even more relevant in a context where China has openly expressed an ambition to increase its discursive power and has started acting on it since 2014. This panel aims to analyse how China shapes the institutional and normative foundations of the international order as well as its ability to provide global public goods. It analyses the multifaceted approaches that characterize China’s engagement with international law and international politics in the specific areas of global security and economic, as well as cross-strait relations. This interdisciplinary panel combines the expertise of scholars working in the fields of International Law and International Relations who all share an interest in understanding China’s role in global governance.
Agenda for the Workshop
13.30-13.40: Welcome by Dr Matthieu Burnay and Dr Wim Muller
13.40-14.00: Forewords by Dr Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, New-York University School of Law
14.00-15.45: Panel 1
Chair: Dr Katherine Morton, Professor of China’s International Relations, University of Sheffield
Discussant: Dr Eva Pils, Reader in Transnational Law, King’s College London
China and Global Governance: Towards a Low-Cost Global Legal Order?
by Dr Matthieu Burnay, Lecturer in Global Law, Queen Mary University of London
Doctrinal Implications for International Law
by Dr Wim Muller, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, Maastricht University
China: Towards a New Understanding of Global Justice
by Ms Marta Hermez, Junior Researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven
15.45-16.15: Coffee Break
16.15-17.30 Panel 2
Chair: Dr Eva Pils, Reader in Transnational Law, King’s College London
Discussant: Dr Katherine Morton, Professor of China’s International Relations, University of Sheffield
China’s Approach to Global Security Governance: A Symbiosis of Law and Power in the Cyberspace
by Dr Li Bin, Professor of International Law, Beijing Normal University
Rules, Institutions and Power in the Global Political Economy: China, the EU and the US Compared
by Dr Michael Smith, Professor in European Politics, University of Warwick
17:30 - 18:00 Break
Agenda for the Roundtable
18.00-19.30: Roundtable on the Future of Chinese Foreign Policy: Implications for International Law?
Chair: Ms Harriet Moynihan, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
- Dr Li Bin, Professor of Public International Law, Beijing Normal University
- Dr Katherine Morton, Professor of China's International Relations, University of Sheffield
- Mr Roderic Wye, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
- Dr Shaun Breslin, Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
19:30 - 21:00 Drinks Reception
View the full Workshop and roundtable programme [PDF 324KB]
For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.
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