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CONF.- Roots of China's Foreign Policy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, March 6

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CONF.- Roots of China's Foreign Policy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, March 6

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CONFERENCE: The Roots of China's Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Future?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Atrium room, Medical Science Faculty
building, March 6, 15.00-18.30


15.00-15.05 Welcome address: Prof. Dr. Wouter G. Werner, Professor of
International Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
15.05-15.25 Keynote address: H.E. Mrs. Xue Hanqin, Ambassador of the
People's Republic of China to The Netherlands
15.25-15.30 Introduction of speakers by Dr. Jan van der Putten,
Journalist, Director of Eyes on China, Ltd., Utrecht
15.30-15.45 Prof. Dr. Stefan Landsberger, Olfert Dapper Professor of
Contemporary Chinese Culture, University of Amsterdam, Associate
Professor in Contemporary Chinese History, Leiden University;
15.45-16.00 Prof. Dr. Pingping Si, Professor of International Law,
East China University of Political Science and Law, Xi'an
16.00-16.15 Dr. Niklas L.P. Swanström, Director, Institute for
Security and Defence Policy, Stockholm, Executive Director, Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program,
Uppsala/Washington, D.C.
16.15-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.45 Panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Dr. Jan van der Putten
17.45-18.30 Reception

This conference is organised in the context of the LLM programme 'Law
and Politics in International Security' of the Faculty of Law and the
Faculty of Social Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This
multi-disciplinary programme aims to provide students an understanding
of international law in a political context, and of world politics
with solid knowledge of international legal institutions.

The topic of the conference reflects the aim of the programme, the
current and future dominant position of China in international
relations, and the need to understand more about China in order to
co-operate more effectively.

We look forward to welcoming you to our conference! Please make sure
to register yourself at

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