Panel session: Bridging the gap between university-based research and policy makers – CHERN Training School Online Session

The China Scholarship and Policy Advice: Reaching (out to) Decision Makers on China Training School, organized by CHERN and Institute of East Asian Politics at Ruhr-University Bochum, will have its final online session before the two-day in-person training in Brussels on Thursday May 4th. 

Panel session: Bridging the gap between university-based research and policy makers

The panelists are seasoned university-based China-experts who have a track record in advising their national governments on China. The discussion will focus on how to bridge the gap to policy makers, but also their outlook on the collaboration with researchers at Chinese universities, as well as the pan-European and transatlantic research cooperation on China.

Thursday, May 4
16:00 – 17:30 Brussels time


Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Riga Stradins University

Dr Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a political scientist, China scholar, Head of Political Science PhD programme and China Studies Centre at Riga Stradins University, Head of Asia programme at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, a member of CHERN and European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC). After having defended her doctoral dissertation on Chinese political discourse in the Hu Jintao period, she has held a Senior visiting research scholar position at Fudan University School of Philosophy, Shanghai, a Fulbright visiting scholar position at the Stanford University Center for East Asia Studies, and a MERICS European China Policy fellowship.

Prof. Markus Taube

University Duisburg-Essen

Markus Taube holds the Chair for East Asian Economic Studies / China as a faculty member of the Mercator School of Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is the Vice-Director of the IN-EAST Institute of East Asian Studies at this University as well as a Co-Director of the Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr. He is a founding partner of THINK!DESK China Research & Consulting, and has been appointed as Visiting Professor at a number of universities in Europe and China. He also holds various advisory board positions in European academia, business, and politics.

Moderator: Matthias Stepan (Researcher, Ruhr-University Bochum)

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