China After the Olympics
Date: Tuesday 2 December 2008
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Chris Hughes, Professor Athar Hussain, Martin Jacques, Professor Chen Jian, Mark Leonard
Chair: Professor Arne Westad
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West?
Chris Hughes is the senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at LSE. Athar Hussain is director of the Asia Research Centre. Martin Jacques is a visiting research fellow in the Asia Research Centre, LSE. Chen Jian is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE. Mark Leonard is the executive director of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
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