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The Chinese Mirror Has Two Faces? Understanding China's Approach to United Nations Peacekeeping - Courtney Richardson CWP Fellow

Oct 3, 2012 · 12:15 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 1

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Why and when will China deploy its troops to UN peacekeeping missions? The focus of the presentation will be on parsing out two categories of explanations: geopolitical-material and organizational drivers versus social drivers in Chinese decisions to deploy troops, and to what extent China’s two images in the peacekeeping regime – as a member of the great powers and as a member of the Global South – are relevant to Chinese deployment decisions. Dr. Courtney Richardson (李康云) is a Chinese foreign policy specialist who is a Princeton-Harvard China and the World Postdoctoral Fellow in residence at Harvard University. As a CWP fellow, she will examine China’s role in the UN peacekeeping regime. Dr. Richardson earned her B.Sc. (Hons) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Prior to her doctoral studies, Courtney worked at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and Jane's Information Group in London. This talk is sponsored by the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School whose mission is to encourage research on China’s foreign relations and China within the international relations context.