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US-China Relations – Challenges & Prospects for Disarmament in Asia Pacific

18/02/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

US-China Relations – Challenges & Prospects for Disarmament in Asia Pacific

The International Peace Bureau invites you to a RoundTable Discussion on:

US-China Relations – Challenges & Prospects for Disarmament in Asia Pacific

Feb.18 Thursday 13.00 CET 7:00am US Eastern time

(8:00pm PH-China-Mongolia; 9:00pm Japan/Korea; 7:00pm Bkk/Jakarta/Hanoi; 5:30pm Delhi)

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About the Speakers: 


Wang Danning 

Professor, China Women’s University
Research Fellow, Charhar Institute

After graduating from Peking University with a bachelor degree in sociology,

she went to the City University of New York (CUNY) to pursue her doctoral

degree in anthropology. As the “center of Marxism in the west hemisphere”,

CUNY is strong in the studies of capitalism, globalization, and political economy

of modern society. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. in 2002 and taught in three

universities in the USA and Hong Kong before she joined CWU in Beijing.

Between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Wang was the associate director at the Gender

Research Center in Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the co-chair

of Chinese Society of Women Studies (CSWS), a global NGO organized by

scholars and activists in the field of women studies. Her research specialties

are: gender and family studies in East Asia; economic anthropology; urban

anthropology. She has published numerous articles and chapters in these
fields and she worked with her colleagues to edit a collective volume and

published by Routledge.


Since 2015, Dr. Wang’s research focus shifted to the studies of Belt and Road

initiative and peace and development in Northeast Asia. She has been working

with the Global Peace Foundation, GPPAC, and Charhar Institute on the topic

of peace and development issues in the NEA region. Currently, while teaching,

writing, and conducting researches in CWU, Dr. Wang also started a foundation

in Hong Kong to catalyze the cultural exchanges along the Belt and Road.

Belt and Road Culture Exchange Foundation for Women was designed to

support women and youth in participating in the cultural exchanges in Northeast

Asia and East Asia.


Joseph Gerson


Joseph Gerson is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and

Common Security and Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau,

co-founder of the Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy and convener

of the U.S.-based Asia-Pacific Working Group. He is also associated with

other peace. justice and climate organizations.


He helped launch to nuclear weapons Freeze movement of the 1980s,

and has long worked closely with Japanese A-bomb survivors, and Asia-Pacific

and European nuclear disarmament and peace movement leaders. He was

the lead organizer of the 2020 online World Conference: Abolish Nuclear

Weapons, Resist and Reverse Climate Change, for Social and Economic Justice

with participants from 39 nations and is currently leading the Peace & Planet

Network’s planning for civil society actions on the eve of August’s Nuclear

Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference


Gerson’s PhD is in Politics and International Security Studies, and his books

Include With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion and Moral Imagination,

The Deadly Connection: Nuclear War and U.S. Military Intervention, The Sun Never Sets

and Empire and the Bomb. He has taught at Tufts University, the College of the Holy

Cross, and Regis College. His recent articles include “The South China Sea: Conflict

or Common Security in the Epicenter of Global Geopolitics” and “Facing

History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki”


A Civil Rights movement activist and Vietnam War era draft resister and organizer,

he later joined War Resisters International i n Europe, where he worked with WWI

conscientious objectors, nonviolent resisters to Nazi rule, PLO representatives

and Israeli pacifists.


Anuradha Chenoy is the former dean at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

She has been chairperson of Area Studies Director in the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies. She has written many books,

monographs and articles in the domain of security studies, development studies and gender studies. She has held short term

consultancies with the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNESCO, Action Aid International, UN Women, UN Peace keepers.

She has also evaluated the work of organisations like Focus on the Global South and the Asia Europe Peoples Forum.

Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan

Former diplomat of Mongolia and a Leader of Blue Banner, an NGO that has

consistently campaigned for a nuclear free Mondolia and is part of the Ulanbaatar Initiative for a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty.  He is a Board Member of IPB

Lee Junkyu

University of North Korean Studies in Seoul,South Korea. A firm believer of the power of the people.

Our expert in North Korean concerns in IPB where he is a member of the Board

Moderator: Cora Fabros, CoVice President, IPB


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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