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Kim Vender

Kim Vender
Name
Kim Vender
Title
Organisation
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
Telephone
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Research Interests
Climate Change Policy, International Responsibility, Chinese Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Roles, Foreign Policy Change, Role Change
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/politics_and_ir/kim_vender

Preliminary PhD Title

A changing role in a changing climate: China's role in the UN climate regime

Supervisors

Professor Juliet Kaarbo, University of Edinburgh

Dr Kristen Hopewell, University of Edinburgh

Qualifications

M.A. (Hons) Politics of East Asia, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

B.A. Sinology/China Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Publications

Brod, Magnus C.M.; Vender, K. (2019) GTI Policy Brief 1: Special Economic Zones in the Greater Tumen Region: how to tap their full potential. Greater Tumen Initiative, Beijing.

Vender, K. (2017) China’s Role Conception and Foreign Policy Role in Economic Integration Processes in the Asia-Pacific. Mapping China Journal. No. 1, 27-51.

Bergner, M.; Breuer, J. & Vender, K. (2015) A Eurasian Approach to Food Security Governance: The potential role of the New Silk Road Initiative. Project paper presented at the Youth Innovation Competition for Global Governance, 18-20 August 2015, Milan, Italy.

Relevant Work Experience

09/2018 - 05/2019 Tutor on the courses "International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond" and "Comparative Politics in a Globalised WOrld" at the University of Edinburgh, UK

03/2017 - 08/2017  Programme Assistant at Deutsche Gesellschaft für     Internationale Zusammen­arbeit (GIZ) with a focus on "Support for Economic Cooperation in Sub-Regional Initiatives in Asia“, Beijing, PR China

05/2015 - 02/2016  Student Research Assistant at the Department for International Political Economy of East Asia, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

08/2014 - 10/2014  Research Assistant at the Centre for China-EU Relations, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China 

Awards

PhD Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (09/2017-08/2018)

Best M.A. dissertation in the Department of Politics of East Asia, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (2017)

Language Skills

German (native speaker)

English (fluent, IELTS 8.0, TOEFL 106)

Chinese (intermediate, HSK 4)

Volunteering

In 2018 I worked on a project about knowledge exchange regarding climate adaptation measures between the cities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen for the UoE Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department. 

Memberships

Political Studies Association (PSA)
British International Studies Association (BISA)