From Berlin to Shanghai: Prof. Segbers' travels to China in March and August 2017

Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers
Prof. Dr. Segbers' research focuses on foreign policy analysis and international relations

This year, Prof. Segbers has planned two visits to China. Currently, he is in Shanghai where he has given a talk on populism as a global phenomenon.

News from Mar 06, 2017

Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hongkong – during his travels, Prof. Segbers will make several stops throughout East China before turning to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Today, March 6, he has been invited to give a talk at the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai. Fudan University has been a partner of the Center for Global Politics for many years, successfully cooperating with the CGP on the German-Chinese doctoral program at the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP). Moreover, Fudan University will be this year’s host of the upcoming Global Politics Summer School China in August.

Against the backdrop of the world adjusting to Donald Trump as US president, China plays a key role for analyzing in how far the global order might change in 2017. Having arrived in office full of provocative messaging on China, President Trump’s often unpredictable attitude towards the Chinese government gives an idea about how populist discourse challenges the current global order. In the wake of new populist actors gaining political strength not only in the US but across the globe, the question arises as for whether simple solutions for complex problems threaten the future of a globalized world. Prof. Segbers will address and discuss these issues in cooperation with the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University at Handan Campus. Hosted by Prof. Zhimin Chen, the event is set out to provide a roadmap for understanding the newest wave of populism.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers holds the Chair of Political Science at the Institute for East European Studies and is professor for International Relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science (OSI) at the FU Berlin. He is the director of the Center for Global Politics, which offers different opportunities for flexible distance learning programs in global politics, including the two blended-learning MA programs International Relations Online and East European Studies Online and the German-Chinese GSGP.

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