Date: 7 October 2020
Time: 13:30 – 14:30
In order to attend the Book Launch, please register here.
13:30-13:32: Introduction of Guy Burton by Tongfi Kim.
13:32-13:50: Book presentation by Guy Burton
13:50 – 14:20: Q&A Moderated by Tongfi Kim
Details about the book:
How do aspiring and established rising global powers respond to conflict? Since the People’s Republic was established in 1949, China has long been involved in the Middle East and its conflicts, from exploiting or avoiding them, to their management, containment or resolution. This webinar with author Guy Burton examines China’s engagement with the region’s conflicts including Israel/Palestine, Iraq before and after 2003, Sudan and the Darfur crisis, the Iranian nuclear deal, the Gulf crisis and the wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen. Based on Dr. Burton’s new book (China and Middle East Conflicts [Routledge, 2020]), this webinar explores how a rising global and non-Western power handles the challenges associated with both violent and non-violent conflict and the differences between limiting and reducing violence alongside other ways to eliminate the causes of conflict and grievance
If you would like to buy the book, you can do so here. Enter the code FLR40 at checkout and receive 20% discount.
Guy Burton has been an Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, Brussels since January 2019 and has previously run the Thesis course for final year students and the MA course on The Success, Failure and Future of Global Governance. He is currently a Fellow on the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation Project at Lancaster University and was a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics in 2018-19. He has previously taught at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai, Nottingham University’s Malaysia campus and the University of Kurdistan-Hewler in Iraq and was a postdoc research fellow at Birzeit University in the West Bank. His research interests include the role of rising powers and the politics and international relations of the Middle East. He is the author of China and Middle East Conflicts (Routledge, 2020) and Rising Powers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1947 (Lexington Books 2018).