forthcoming speakers

Li Sun

Li Sun

Dr Li Sun is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. As an ethnic ‘Miao’ woman, she grew up in a remote village in southwestern China. Since 2007, she has been living and working abroad (in the UK, Germany, the US and the Netherlands). Besides academic positions, Li also serves as a consultant to the UN, World Bank, and OECD, as well […]

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Alan Hudson

Alan Hudson

Alan Hudson is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Administrative Institute, and a visiting professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University and the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), where he is the director of the Oxford University/CELAP Centre for Urban Studies. The centre has produced Chinese language reports on public private partnerships, innovation, and urban change. The latter is the basis for his recent co-authored book […]

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Dimitrios Stroikos

Dr Dimitrios Stroikos is an Associate Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. Dimitrios’ research interests cover the international relations of the Asia-Pacific and Asian security, with particular reference to China and India; theories of International Relations; technology and global governance; and space security and space policy. He teaches in the areas of contemporary global politics; international relations theories; global governance; international thought; and the global […]

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Nick Jones

Dr Nick Jones is a lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science at the University of Leeds. He specialises in the History of Philosophy from the 17th to 19th Centuries, and teaches courses on Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kant. He is also the author of Starting with Berkeley (Continuum, 2009). […]

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Nikos Sotirakopoulos

Nikos Sotirakopoulos

Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a lecturer in sociology at York St John University. He has researched on how, in the last decades, some of the core values and concepts of modernity and the Enlightenment, such as individual agency and material progress, have been problematised in the narratives both of the new left and of the mainstream and the extreme right. He is author of The Rise of Lifestyle […]

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