Workshop Academic Activities 2015

The China Challenge

“The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”
Thursday, 09.24.2015 @ 6:00 pm
Sanford 04, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke West Campus

“China’s Rise and Deterrence Theory”
Friday, 09.25.2015 @ 2:00 pm
Gross Hall 270

These talks are cosponsored by PASS.

Dr. Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University

Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security.

Library Orientation

Dear Scholars,

We are pleased to inform you that we will have our Chinese librarian, Luo Zhou, to give a library orientation specifically for our scholars in the program of Social Sciences Workshop for Chinese Scholars. The primary purpose of this orientation is to prepare scholars in their research at Duke more effective. We hope scholars will take advantage of this opportunity to learn the skills to explore academic resources at Duke and beyond. Please take what benefit you can from it.

Ms. Zhou is the Chinese studies librarian at Duke. Her work as a subject librarian includes research consultations, library instruction, collection building and web-based guides. She has offered the orientation to our scholars multiple times and always gets great feedback. Plus, she will talk in your native language, Chinese.

This event will take place in a computer lab in Bostock Library. So everyone will get hand-on experiences.

Please reserve your time, and bring your curiosity and questions!

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Date: 9/18, Friday
Location: 023 Bostock Library, West Campus

Bryan University Center
125 Science Drive, Durham, NC, 27708

More visitor parking lots:


Seminar on Institutions and Governance

116 Old Chemistry Building
Duke University
Thursday, May 14, 2015


1. 9:30 – 10:30 “The History and Politics of Secret Ballot”
Emerson Niou, Duke University

2. 10:45 – 11:45 “Development Aid, Governance, and Research:
(Mis)Adventures at the Interface between Public Policy
and Academics”
Erik Wibbels, Duke University

Sponsors: The Program in Asian Security Studies at Duke University
Social Science Workshop for Chinese Scholars at Duke University


Meeting for Chinese Scholars in the Department of Political Science

Time: 10 am – 12 pm Sharp
Date: Tuesday, 4/7/2015
Location: 118 Perkins Library, West Campus


China’s Rise and Korea’s Choice – Contending Scenarios

Professor Chung-in Moon
Yonsei University and Editor-in-Chief of
Global Asia, a quarterly magazine in English

The Knight House
Duke University
1508 Pinecrest Road
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:30-5:00 PM


Is North Korea Religious?
An Unexpected Aspect of a Secretive Society

Professor Donald Baker
University of British Columbia
4:00pm-5:15pm, January 27
Perkins 118, Duke West Campus


Seminar on Political, Economic, and Security Development
in Northeast Asia for scholars from Korea and China:

Choices and Consequences of Development Policies: South Korea and Taiwan
Professor Tun-jen Cheng

Public Opinion and Security Stability in the Taiwan Strait
Professor Emerson Niou

Date & Time: Sat, Nov 1, 2014, at 2:30
Location: Duke President’s House
Address: 1508 Pinecrest Road, Durham
Cocktail and dinner to follow
*RSVP to Prof. Niou as soon as possible.


A talk is organized specifically for Korean and Chinese scholars:

Slums, Public Goods and Property Rights: Evidence from Surveys and Satellites in India

Professor Erick Wibbels

Mon, 10/20/14, 10:30-11:45am
270 Gross Hall


Library Orientation for Chinese Scholars

We are glad that Luo Zhou, Chinese librarian, will give us a talk on how to navigate library resources.

Date: Monday, Oct.13, 2014
Time: at 3 pm
Location: Perkins Library 218


An Event is organized specifically for Chinese Scholars:

Meeting and Lunch: Research Topics and Plans

Prof. Emerson Niou

Date: 10/8, Wednesday
Time: 10:30 am – 12 pm
Location: 118 Perkins Library


A talk is organized specifically for Korean and Chinese scholars:

Obama’s Grand Strategy and the New War Against ISIL

Professor Peter Feaver

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014, 10:30 – 11:45 AM
200 Rubenstein Hall