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Speaker: Xiaojun Li, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, NYU Shanghai and Affiliated Professor of Politics in the Wilf Family Department of Politics, NYU
Moderator: Junyan Jiang, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Xiaojun Li will give a talk based on his recent book, Token Forces: How Tiny Troop Deployments became Ubiquitous in UN Peacekeeping, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. He will discuss why China is doubling down on substantial troop contributions to UN peacekeeping missions while almost every other country is going small over the last several decades.
Xiaojun Li is an Associate Professor of Political Science at NYU Shanghai and Affiliated Professor of Politics in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at NYU. He has also held visiting positions at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the East-West Center in Honolulu, and the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. A
His recent books include How China Sees the World: Insights from China’s International Relations Scholars (Palgrave 2019), Fragmenting Globalization: The Politics of Preferential Trade Liberalization in China and the United States (University of Michigan Press 2021), and Token Forces: How Tiny Troop Deployments became Ubiquitous in UN Peacekeeping (Cambridge University Press 2022).
He holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University and is a former fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program.
This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by China and the World Program.