Gen A Explainer | Sport vs. Politics: The Beijing Winter OlympicsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Can you really separate sport from politics?
Australia’s recent expulsion of tennis world number one Novak Djokavic suggests no. And while Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed to be doing just this when he announced Australia would join the US in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games this February, a move to actively not attend one of the top international sporting events has surely got to mean something, right?
In this first public Gen A Explainer of the year Rui Zhong, Program Associate at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, The Wilson Center, and Dominique Fraser, Research Associate at the Asia Society Policy Institute, unpack some of the issues surrounding the upcoming Winter Games in China, why some countries have chosen not to send government officials, and the extent to which geopolitical relationships have shifted since the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.
Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. AEDT
Venue: Online - Zoom Webinar
Please note this event will run as a webcast only and is open to the public. Registration is essential. For any enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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About our Speakers
Rui Zhong, Program Associate, The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Rui Zhong is the Program Associate for the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. She holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in International Studies from Emory University. She has completed coursework at Peking University and earned a graduate certificate at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China. At the Kissinger Institute, she manages Mapping China’s Cultural Genome, a curated project that collects top-level speeches and commentary on China’s global cultural ambitions. Her research interests include China’s role in the East Asian Political Economy and how nationalist interests can impact business, technology and cultural policies. Rui's writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Chinafile and more.
Dominique Fraser, Research Associate, Asia Society Policy Institute
Dominique Fraser joined Asia Society Australia in October 2021. She supports the work of the Asia Society Policy Institute in Australia. Prior to this, Dominique worked as Researcher at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, completing research projects on COVID-19 related hate speech and atrocity prevention risk assessments.
Dominique worked in the field of atrocity prevention for five years in Geneva, gaining experience across research, advocacy, project management and communications at Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
She completed a Master in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2017, following a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in International Relations, from which she graduated as Valedictorian of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland.
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