Providing for Global Security:
Implications of China’s Combat Troop Deployment to UN Peacekeeping

15 October 2019 at 12:00pm
Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN

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Synopsis
Can the UN peacekeeping regime function with enough skilled troops to execute increasingly demanding mandates? The People’s Republic of China is informally thought of as a potential lead troop-contributing country. What are the theories, costs, and benefits, as well as China’s peacekeep-ing trajectory and motivations for participation?

Courtney J. Fung is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Fung was a 2016–17 research fellow with the East Asia Institute in their program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia and an honorary research fellow at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. 15 October 2019 at 12:00 pm Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN Light lunch provided.