Details

  • Time: 5:30-7:00pm
  • Date: 31 March, 2021
  • Venue: HS436

Abstract

Protecting the lives and assets of citizens overseas has always been an important mission for any country. Historically, it has been a cause for military intervention in foreign countries but that has become an increasingly infrequent event because of their rising costs and thanks to the use of insurances. Today, however, the operation of Chinese companies in North Africa and the Middle East remain highly rick-acceptant due to regional instability. In this talk, the speaker will examine how Chinese decisionmakers address the problem of protecting the lives and assets of Chinese nationals in unstable countries and regions.

Speaker

Andrea Ghiselli is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. He is also the Head of Research of the ChinaMed Project, a research project on China's role in the wider Mediterranean region sponsored by the University of Torino's TOChina Hub. Andrea's research interests include Chinese foreign policy, China-Middle East relations, and foreign policy analysis. Besides his book Protecting China's Interests Overseas: Securitization and Foreign Policy published by Oxford University Press (forthcoming, February 2021), his research on Chinese foreign policy has been published in peer-reviewed journals like the China Quarterly, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Journal of Contemporary China, and Armed Forces & Society.