2019 Camden Conference Outreach: Trouble in Chinese Waters
Presented by Dr. Kristin Vekasi
The Reading Room
As a part of The 2019 Camden Conference Outreach speaker series, Dr. Kristin Vekasi will present a talk called “Trouble in Chinese Waters” on the domestic and international politics of China’s contested maritime territories in the South and East China Seas.
Dr. Vekasi is a professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has conducted extensive research and fieldwork across Northeast Asia, particularly in China and Japan. She has been a visiting fellow with the Japan Foundation at Tokyo University, a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow at the Harbin Institute of Technology, and a Fulbright Fellow at Tohoku University. She is a member of the US-Japan Network for the Future through the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation and Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership. Her research focuses on China-Japan relations, and how multinational firms manage political risk in a globalized and politicized world. Her most recent publications in the Chinese Journal of International Politics and East Asia Forum Quarterly discuss how private firms use cultural exchange programs to improve tense international relations.