Dr Marc Lanteigne, Chair of Victoria University's China Research Center, Delivers a Series of Guest Lectures at Peking University
Dr. Lanteigne's research focuses on the rise of China as a strategic and economic power as well as its evolving interactions and engagements with international organisations and regimes. His regional interests lie in Northeast Asia and Central Asia and interactions between the two. These have encompassed regional-level cases including the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the East Asian Summit and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. More recently, Marc's work has looked at the increasing evolution of Chinese power in the area of commercial diplomacy and the ability to translate economic power into other forms. This research has encouraged further study on a rich variety of topic areas relevant not only to China studies but also to international relations theory as a whole.
On April 24, Dr. Marc Lanteigne gave the talk “Northern Dreams: Chinese and Asian Interests in the Arctic”. Discussing global warming, he emphasized that it became possible to exploit Arctic resources and open up new channels. As a result, the interests competition among the countries in the Northern hemisphere was intensive. Based on his experiences as a visitor to the Arctic, such as Iceland and Denmark, in 2013, Dr Marc presented a chart of the Arctic and its relevant complexed international relations to audience. During the talk, he paid attention to Chinese benefits in the Arctic, and analyzed the situation of China and the competitors China faces.
You can learn more about the work of Dr Lanteigne by way of his official profile on the Victoria University website.
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