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Assistant Professor
School of International Relations, Xiamen University

Areas of Expertise
Children and Armed Conflict, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Disarmament, Fragile States, Human Security, Human Trafficking, International Affairs, Non-Traditional Security, Peace and Security, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Sexual Violence in Conflict, The Private Sector and Private-Public Partnerships, UN Human Rights System, Violence Against Children, Violence Against Women

Region of Focus
East Asia and the Pacific

Kai Chen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of International Relations, Xiamen University, China. His principal research focuses on the nexus between international security and human insecurity, such as child labor, maritime piracy, and human trafficking. His previous positions include post-doctoral fellow at the School of Public Administration, Zhejiang University (China) and post-doctoral fellow at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University (China). He has held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore, Kyoto University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Thammasat University in Thailand, and Chengchi University in Taiwan. He is the author of “On Geo-cultural Relations between China and Indo-China Peninsula Countries” (Xiamen University Press, 2016), and “Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures” (Springer, 2014).