23 February 2021

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Zheng Wang is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) and Professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. Dr. Wang’s research interests lie in three closely connected areas: (1) identity-based conflicts, nationalism, and the politics of historical memory; (2) peace and conflict management in East Asia, with special focus on China’s rise and its impact on regional peace and security; (3) foreign-domestic linkage in Chinese politics and foreign relations. Dr. Wang is the author of the book Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations (Columbia University Press, 2012)

Inaugural lecture by Zheng Wang: When Coronavirus Meets Nationalism: Pandemic, Memory, and the Collapse of the U.S.-China Relations.

Professor Feliks Baranovskyi: Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Head of the Department of Political Science, Law and Philosophy at the Faculty of History and Law of the Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University (Ukraine). His research areas are: the making of a democratic political system; European integration; international relations; dangers, threats and challenges to the contemporary liberal and democratic global order. He is a member of the editorial board of the political science and international relations professional scientific periodical “Problems of International Relations”, published by the Kyiv International University (Ukraine).

Lecture by Feliks Baranovskyi: Sources of International Conflicts in Contemporary and Historical Context as a Threat to the Global Democratic and Liberal Order: Causes of Occurrence and Ways of Eradication.