China’s Foreign Policy Land-and-Sea-scape with Dr Linda Jakobson

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What is China's next move after the South China Sea Ruling?

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Asia Society Australia is set to host an intimate dinner briefing with Dr Linda Jakobson, leading China analyst, Visiting Professor at the United States Studies Center, and Founder of China Matters.

Ms Jakobson will share insights into China’s foreign and security policy, as well as the state of Australia-China ties in the wake of the International Court of Arbitration’s South China Sea Ruling. This timely briefing will explore the policy implications of the developing regional tensions.

This briefing (hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright) will run under Chatham House rule.  Guests will have a unique opportunity to discuss foreign and security policy, as well as the implications of the developing regional situation for domestic and international business.

 

Dr Linda Jakobson is a leading global China analyst. She has been a student of Chinese politics and China’s foreign and security policy for the past three decades. She is internationally known for her publications about China’s foreign policy. Her China-related career includes posts as a teacher (at the Shandong Institute of Economics in China), a lecturer (at Hong Kong City University), a foreign correspondent (in Beijing), and senior researcher and program director (at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

She is the author, co-author or co-editor of six books about Chinese and East Asian politics and society as well as the author of over 100 other publications about Chinese politics and society, China’s foreign and security policy, the Taiwan Straits, China’s energy security, and China’s Arctic aspirations. Two of her books and one report have received awards.

In 2014 Linda Jakobson became an independent researcher and founded China Matters Ltd. At the same time she took up the position of Visiting Professor at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

From 2011 to 2013 she served as the East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute for International Policy Before moving to Sydney in 2011 Jakobson lived and worked in China for 22 years. Her last position in Beijing was Director of the China and Global Security Programme and Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2009-2011. A Mandarin speaker, Jakobson was a Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in 1990.

This event is a part of the Asia Society Australia Policy Briefing series, delivered to our members by senior diplomats, foreign policy experts and practitioners, economists and country experts which offer an insider’s perspective on foreign and economic policy issues and relationships which are critically important for Australia. 


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Event Details

Thu 01 Sep 2016
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 18, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000
By invitation only
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