International Relations Research News

China as a Reoccurring Theme during the Fall Semester 2019

The International Relations Department at WVPU has had a large focus on China this Fall semester. Amid a number of events guest lecturers offered insights and opinions on various topics concerning China.

In September the IR Department hosted scholars and experts from various Austrian and Chinese institutions.  The workshop “Taking Stock of EU-China Relations” examined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the US-China trade war and EU-China economic relations. In addition to the workshop, Dr. Franco Algieri of the International Relations department presented his analysis of the BRI in October at an international conference hosted by the Egmont Royal Institute of International Relations in Brussels. 

Finally, in the framework of the Dr. Elizabeth Chopin Endowed Visiting Professorship David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies at George Washington University, and one of the leading experts on China, presented his research and new book while visiting the IR Department. 


For further information contact International Relations Department Head franco.algieri[at]