Time: 3:00 - 7:30pm
Venue: Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, St James', London SW1Y 4LE
The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs at Queen Mary University of London and the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University invite you to an international workshop on:
‘China and Global Governance: Between the International Rule of Law and the International Rule of Power’
The international workshop will be followed by a roundtable on:
‘Roundtable on the Future of Chinese Foreign Policy: Implications for International Law?’ (co-hosted with Chatham House)
The (re-)emergence of China as a major international power has raised the question whether China will retain the status quo which has enabled its rise or become a revisionist power (Johnston 2003; Kagan 2009; Jacques 2012; Shambaugh 2013). Attempts to discern whether China intends to confirm, adjust, or overthrow the post-World War II rules based order have become even more relevant in a context where China has openly expressed an ambition to increase its discursive power and has started acting on it since 2014. This panel aims to analyse how China shapes the institutional and normative foundations of the international order as well as its ability to provide global public goods. It analyses the multifaceted approaches that characterize China’s engagement with international law and international politics in the specific areas of global security and economic, as well as cross-strait relations. This interdisciplinary panel combines the expertise of scholars working in the fields of International Law and International Relations who all share an interest in understanding China’s role in global governance.
Agenda for the Workshop
15.00-15.10: Welcome by Dr. Matthieu Burnay and Dr. Wim Muller
15.10-15.30: Forewords by Dr. Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, New-York University
School of Law
15.30-17.30: Panel 1
Chair: Dr Saskia Hufnagel, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law, Queen Mary University of London
China and Global Governance: Towards a Low-Cost Global Legal Order?
By Dr Matthieu Burnay, Lecturer in Global Law, Queen Mary University of London
Doctrinal Implications for International Law
By Dr Wim Muller, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, Maastricht University
China: Towards a New Understanding of Global Justice
by Ms Marta Hermez, Junior Researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven
China’s Approach to Global Security Governance: A Symbiosis of Law and Power in the Cyberspace
by Dr Li Bin, Professor of International Law, Beijing Normal University
17.30-18.00: Coffee Break
18.00-19.30: Roundtable on the Future of Chinese Foreign Policy: Which Impact on International Law?
Chair: Dr. Wim Muller, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, Maastricht University
View the full Workshop and roundtable programme [PDF 329KB]
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