Please join MP Joyce Murray at her Friday, April 13th, 2018 MP Breakfast Connections event “China’s Global Presence & Influence: Canadian Risks and Responses” with special guest speaker Prof. Paul Evans.
Since the “opening up” of China in 1978, the country has made incredible strides in terms of development and economic reform. China has experienced breakneck rates of economic growth, and expert predictions have the Chinese economy surpassing the American within the next few decades.
However, some elements of China’s rise remain challenging – regional rivalries are growing increasingly tense; China has resisted the adoption of norms in international law; economic disparity and poverty in China are major concerns; and accusations of rampant human rights violations persist.
How does Canada approach this growing superpower on issues of defence, international trade and human rights? Bring your questions about the future relationship between China and the West for University of British Columbia Prof. Paul Evans.
A professor at UBC since 1999 teaching Asian and trans-Pacific affairs, Paul is the current Interim Research Director of the Institute of Asian Research. Between 2005 and 2008 he served as the Co-CEO and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
An advocate of cooperative and human security, Prof. Evans has been studying and promoting policy-related activity on track-two security processes and the construction of multilateral institutions since 1988. He was a co-founder of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP), the Canadian Consortium on Human Security, and the Canada-Korea Forum. He has directed exchange and partnership projects with numerous institutes in Asia and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and funded by governments and foundations in Canada, Japan, the United States, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.
Join the conversation with Paul, and discuss what Canada’s future relationship with the burgeoning superpower should look like.
April 13, 2018
7:30 am – Registration + Buffet Breakfast
7:50 – 8:45 Speaker–Q and A
Enigma Urban Eatery – 4397 W. 10th Ave (off Trimble St)
The cost of the breakfast is $25 / $10 for students.
(Cash only at the door)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-664-9220.