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China’s Response to Global Economic Rebalancing: Perception and Policy Implications of China’s Participation in Global Governance

Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, China has greatly expanded its role in global economic governance, changing from a rule taker to a rule maker, but the outside world has remained not knowledgeable about the policy discussion and policy making process of China. This talk will explore China’s domestic policy debate and analysis between mainstream Chinese experts and scholars on the issues including the root causes of the global financial crisis, global economic imbalancing and possible solutions to rebalancing the global economy.

It will be argued that Chinese policy analysts and advisers have developed a two approach perspective to the global financial crisis and the global economic imbalancing, emphasizing the role of current account imbalance as well as uneven power distribution in international economic system. This two-pronged approach is believed to offer a persuasive explanation of China’s positions on international policy coordination and global economic governance reform. In the end, the talk will draw policy implications from the domestic policy debate to China’s participation in global economic governance.


Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Institute for Asian Research, UBC, Choi Building, Room 120, 1855 West Mall, Vancouver
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International Visiting Research Scholar Talk

Spaces of Education, States of Ruination and Survival

International Visiting Research Scholar: Dr. Ayse Parla
UBC Host: Dr. Alexia Bloch

Dr. Ayse Parla  is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology in the programs in Cultural Studies and European Studies at Sabanci University, Istanbul.

Her talk will examine the historical and contemporary links between, on the one hand, physically abandoned buildings in Istanbul that were once Armenian minority schools, and on the other hand, the different states of social abandonment undocumented Armenian migrant children find themselves in despite their limited and largely informal access to minority schools. The focus on ruins as not mere remnants of the past but as presently embodied states also seeks to explore how the denial of genocide induces melancholy and impedes mourning in the national education system to which Armenian children in Turkey both without and with formal citizenship are exposed.









Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Department of Anthropology and Sociology, UBC, Room 2107
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