"Dancing with Dragons: Higher Education, China and the Geopolitics of Global Science", Daniel Murphy (Harvard Kennedy School)

Anna Lisa Ahlers Announcement
Subject Fields
Chinese History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences
The Lise Meitner Research Group at the MPIWG in collaboration with the Berlin Contemporary China Network invites you to the following hybrid lecture Dancing with Dragons: Higher Education, China and the Geopolitics of Global ScienceDaniel Murphy (Harvard Kennedy School)January 26, 2-3:30 pm CET An evaluation of international scientific research partnerships that include China and leading research economies shows that China plays a critical role in global science, by some measures rivaling or even surpassing the United States both in the volume of scientific papers produced and the quality of the work as measured by citations.This trend of China’s scientific advancement has collided with hardening geopolitics that have caused some countries to re-think scientific collaboration with China. However, China’s central role in global science means that it occupies a vastly different space from Russia, which was recently excluded from much of global science because of its invasion of Ukraine. These trends have coincided with, according to survey data, scientists of Chinese descent at American universities experiencing greater discrimination and increased fear regarding their academic pursuits. Dan Murphy’s work explores what this means for higher education engagement with China. He argues for a rational approach that recognizes both the tremendous value of international academic collaboration and the need for firm boundaries around areas critical to national security. Read more here: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/event/dancing-dragons-higher-education-china-and-geopolitics-global-science  Find Daniel Murphy's latest study on the topic here: https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/37372501

Register for joining the event via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcu-gqDwtGNR14eiakGcbRf3PoTkSf-0a  If you would like to join the event in person, please come to the main conference room (ground floor, left side) of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstrasse 22, 14195 Berlin. With best wishes,Anna Ahlers
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Anna L. Ahlers c/o Lise Meitner Research Group "China in the Global System of Science"

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)

Boltzmannstrasse 22

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