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An informal exchange

European Strategic Autonomy and a Rising China

Tuesday 2 May 2023
Grand Café Utopie
Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116
2518 JR Den Haag

European Strategic Autonomy and a Rising China

This event will be an informal, intimate exchange where attendees are encouraged to actively engage in discussion with each other and our guest speaker, Michael Swaine from the Quincy Institute of Responsible Statecraft. Joining us as a discussant, we also welcome Xiaoxue Martin, Research Fellow at the Clingendael China Centre.

Throughout the discussion, Swaine will be discussing practical and relevant issues in Chinese international relations including;

  • The concept of strategic autonomy in Europe as it relates to China and the US
  • The ‘Taiwan issue’ and parallels with Russia’s war on Ukraine
  • Supply chain pressures; production semi-conductors

This event is the next edition in the series of Fireside Peace Chats, organised through a partnership between Leiden University and the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law.

Michael Swaine is one of the most prominent American scholars of Chinese security studies and has extensive experience working with US and Chinese government and military officials and scholars. Swaine was previously at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the RAND Corporation. He advises the US government on Asian security issues, has authored and edited more than a dozen books and monographs, and directed for nearly two decades, along with Iain Johnston of Harvard University, a multi-year crisis prevention project with Chinese partners.

Please Register

The event will be held on 2 May from 17:30 - 19:00 at the Cafe Utopie Den Haag. This event does require registration, so that we may have an accurate estimate of the number of attendees.

Please Register

Cafe Utopie

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