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China, Russia, and the World


April 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IMU Dogwood Room









The successor to REEI’s annual Roundtable on Postcommunism, “China, Russia, and the World” is a series of annual symposia that focus on the engagement (economic, cultural, political) of China and Russia with particular regions of the world. This year’s symposium will address Chinese and Russian involvements with the European Union, exploring the consequences of these involvements for the EU and tracing the motivations that have shaped the nature of Russian-EU and Chinese-EU relations from the Cold War into the present.


Biographical Information:


Raquel FreireMaria Raquel Freire is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra. Her research interests focus on peace studies, particularly peacekeeping and peacebuilding; foreign policy, international security, Russia and the post-Soviet space. She has published several chapters and papers in refereed journals dealing with these topics. She is the author of Conflict and Security in the Former Soviet Union: The Role of the OSCE.

Philippe LeCorrePhilippe LeCorre is a visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. His research focuses on Asia-Europe political and economic relations, China’s foreign policy, and France. He is also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Science in Washington, D.C.

Tom WolfeTom Wolfe is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated faculty with the Department of Anthropology, the Institute for Global Studies, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He is a student of 20th century modernity and the uses of the past in contemporary societies. Geographic and cultural Interests range from Russia/Soviet Union to Europe, the US, and ancient civilizations. Current research project involves the history of the European Union. Particularly important to his research and teaching is the role of media in the constitution of knowledge and the formation of disciplines and worldviews.



Ke-Chin HsiaKe-Chin Hsia is broadly interested in the interactions between the state and its citizens in post-1867 East Central Europe. His research interests include social history of the First World War, nationalism and empire, democratization, civil society and voluntarism, bureaucracy and the administrative state, and the origins of the welfare state from a comparative perspective. His current book manuscript, tentatively titled Victims’ State: War and Welfare in Austria, 1868-1925, is an analysis of how the Austrian state (first Imperial/Habsburg and then republican) and society tackled the human and social consequences of soldering in an era of universal military service, democratizing political culture, and totalizing war mobilization.

Joyce Y. ManJoyce Y. Man first joined SPEA in 1992 and specializes in public finance and policy analysis. Her teaching and research interests also include urban and regional economics; budgeting; China fiscal policy; urban, housing, and land issues; and sustainable development. In her studies, Man applies economic theory with qualitative analytical tools to public policy issues in the U.S. and China. She served as the founding director of the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing between 2007 and 2013. She returned to IU in January of 2014.



Sarah PhillipsSarah Phillips is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Russian and Eastern European Institute at Indiana University. Her research addresses the personal impact of socialist collapse, health, social inequalities, social justice, and changing citizen-state relations. In 2008-2013, she edited the Anthropology of Eastern Europe Review (AEER), a biannual edited journal of scholarship on Eastern Europe, Russia, the Balkans, and Central Asia. Her books include Women’s Social Activism in the New Ukraine: Development and the Politics of Differentiation, and Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine.

Timothy HellwigTimothy Hellwig is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for European Studies at Indiana University. His interests are in comparative political economy, political behavior, European politics, and research methods. He is author of Globalization and Mass Politics: Retaining the Room to Maneuver (Cambridge University Press). His work appears in several journals and book chapters, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. He has been a researcher at the International Foundation for Election Systems, on the faculty at the University of Houston, and a visiting researcher at the Australian National University, Gothenburg University, and the University of Essex.


East Asian Studies Center, Russian and East European Institute, Institute for European Studies

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