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 kick off on Thursday April 20th with its first online session.
The nexus between China Scholarship and Policy Advice: lessons from the Netherlands and other EU member states
This session explores the practice of building connections between scholars and policy makers, and between scholarly research and policy briefs. It will address issues such as: how to provide policy advice that makes an impact? How to make cross-sectoral networks and connections sustainable? Examples of fruitful national and European knowledge networks and Track 1.5 dialogues will be discussed, but the session will also delve into the challenges perceived by both academics and policy makers in bridging the gap between the two groups.
Thursday, April 20
12:00 – 13:30 Brussels time
Dr. Ingrid d’Hooghe is Senior Research Fellow and coordinator of the China Centre of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’. Her areas of expertise are China’s foreign policy and diplomacy, Europe-China relations, and Europe-China S&T collaboration. With a study background in sinology and over 30 years of experience in working with China, seven years of which she spent in Beijing and Shanghai, Ingrid is an experienced advisor to Dutch government organizations, the European Commission, and European research institutions. She also presents at top universities and government organizations in Europe and China, and at institutions such as the European Commission, European External Action Service and NATO. She publishes in academic and popular journals and appears regularly in the media.
Matthias Stepan (Researcher, Ruhr-University Bochum)