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China and Responsible Protection

Centre for International Studies and Department of International Relations public lecture

Date: Friday 5 December 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: TW1.G.01, Tower one
Speaker: Dr Ruan Zongze
Chair: Professor Christopher Hughes

Dr Ruan will speak on the special responsibilities that 'Great Powers' incur in the international system, specifically China and the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. He will argue that frequent use of military force in the name of ‘protection' encourages bellicosity in international relations. In order to ensure the success of protection, the UN should establish a monitoring mechanism, and effective evaluation and accountability systems, with national reconstruction after intervention being given sustained support.

Ruan Zongze is Vice-President of the China Institute of International Studies, editor-in-chief of the CIIS journal China International Studies and member of the UNDP Human Development Report Advisory Panel. He is an expert in China-US Relations.  

Christopher Hughes is the Head of the Department of International Relations and an expert in Chinese politics and international relations

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