Rosemary Foot is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Research Associate of Oxford’s China Centre. In 1996, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Her research interests and publications cover security relations in the Asia-Pacific, human rights, Asian regional institutions, China and regional and world order, and China-US relations. Author or editor of 13 books, her latest book is entitled China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power Image (Oxford University Press, 2020).
James Hoare is Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies' Centre of Korean Studies. He joined the Diplomatic Service as a Research Analyst in 1969, reaching the rank of Research Counsellor. He served in Seoul and Beijing. His last post before retiring from HM Diplomatic Service in 2003 was as charge d’affaires in Pyongyang, where he established the British Embassy.
Odd Arne Westad is 2020/21 Engelsberg Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS. He is currently the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale, and is a Founding Director of LSE IDEAS.
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Michael Cox is Founding Director of LSE IDEAS and Senior Academic Adviser to the China Foresight Forum. He directed and taught on the LSE-PKU Summer School for several years. He has published widely on China’s relationship with the West and has been a central figure in the discussion as to whether China’s rise poses a serious threat or a major opportunity for the West.