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China's Arctic Aspirations: Conference with Dr. Linda Jakobson

The University of Copenhagen's Centre for Military Studies, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, and have the pleasure of inviting you to a conference on

China´s Arctic Aspirations w. keynote speaker Dr. Linda Jakobson

Where: Room 1.1.18, the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. Map of campus at: 

When: Wednesday, April 17, 14:00-17:00

China wants to be part of the Arctic order and, as a rising power, emphasizes the global implications of the Arctic's melting ice. But how do we assess, both regionally and globally, China's role in the Arctic region?

This mini-conference at the University of Copenhagen explores the subject with a presentation by leading scholar in Chinese foreign policy Dr. Linda Jakobson, and a panel consisting of associate professor Uffe Jakobsen, journalist Martin Breum, Dr. Aki Tonami, researcher Kasandra Behrndt-Eriksen, ph.d. Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, ph.d. Damien Degeorges, and senior researcher Kristian Søby Kristensen.

Dr. Linda Jakobson is East Asia Program Director at Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney, Australia. She has lived in China for 20 years, working for SIPRI as a regional director. Linda Jakobson has published six books on China and East Asia societies and writes extensively on Chinese foreign policy, energy security, and science and technology.

SIGN-UP: Please email with the subject heading "Arctic Conference April 17" to register for the event.


14.00-14.10 Welcome and introduction by Bertel Heurlin, professor, Program Director, China Security Studies Network, Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science
14.10-15.00 Linda Jakobson, East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute, on China in the Arctic. Includes short Q&A section.
15.00-15.45 General comments on the theme of the conference, each 5-7 minutes long, from panel members:

Uffe Jakobsen, associate professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, former Vice President of the University of Greenland

Martin Breum, journalist, author of books on Greenland's role and position in the Arctic area

Aki Tonami, researcher, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Kasandra Behrndt-Eriksen, researcher, University of Copenhagen

Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, ph.d., post. doc, Aalborg University

Damien Degeorges, ph.d., Arctic Policy and Economic Forum

Kristian Søby Kristensen, senior researcher, Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen (to be confirmed)

15.45-16.00 Coffee/tea break
16.00-16.55 Panel debate
16.55-17.00 Sum-up by Bertel Heurlin, professor emeritus, Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen

Chaired by professor Bertel Heurlin