(Public notice. Learn about the global role of China. Perhaps also some insights into the role of money from China on the Metro Vancouver real estate.)
FLASHPOINT – Simon Fraser University, Continuing Studies
China: Advancing on all Fronts?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 2–4 p.m.
Location: Room 1900, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)
Lecturer: Dr. Brian Job
Admission: A suggested $10 contribution will be welcomed and collected at the door. Your contribution helps cover the costs of room rental, AV services, transportation, honorariums for speakers, etc. Please Register
What’s happening in China these days? China is buying into natural and social resources across the globe, from oil sands to theatre chains. It has become more assertive in the oceans, for example constructing “new islands” in the South China Sea. Its sphere of influence is expanding; it is the only country with apparent influence on North Korea. Is there a grand strategy? Should Canada be concerned?
This event is co-sponsored by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learning Society.
Dr. Brian Job
Brian L. Job (PhD, Indiana University) is Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. Job’s teaching, research and publications concern international security, in particular current Asia Pacific security issues and their implications for Canada. Job was the founding Director of the Canadian Human Security Centre. He is co-editor of the journal Global Governance, and sits on the editorial boards of International Journal and International Relations of the Asia Pacific. He has been a visiting professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo; RSIS at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and the Australian National University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.