• The 20th International Relations Forum: Global Change and International Order


    On March 23, 2019, the 20th International Relations Forum, themed Global Change and International Order, was successfully held in Conference Room 3, Jinchunyuan Hotel, Tsinghua University. On the basis of researches on international order and power shift, the Forum made explorations into their influence on world politics. Keynote speakers included Professor XIE Tao of Beijing Foreign Studies University School of English and International StudiesProfessor TIAN Ye of Renmin University School of International StudiesAssociate Professor WANG Dong of Peking University School of International StudiesAssociate Professor MAO Weizhun of Nanjing University School of GovernmentSenior Research Fellow REN Lin of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of World Economics and Politics, and postdoctoral researcher HE Qingqian of Tsinghua University Department of International Relations.


    During the Forum, participants engaged in heated discussions about globalization’s impact on international order and domestic politicsProf. XIE Tao conducted empirical research on causes of the rising of right-wing populism in Europe by controlling all the noise variables. And it turned out that immigration issues had a statistics significance with the populist parties coming to power


    Prof. TIAN Ye made a thorough study on the rise of populism as well, but he focused on one single case, Germany. Combined with Germany’s factor endowment for participating in economic globalization and division among factor owners in this context, he analyzed the public foundationfor the rise of Alternative für Deutschland(AfD) by further deducting and developing the classical Rogowski Model


    Started with China’s involvementAssoc. Prof. WANG Dong explained new features of the international flow of productive factors in the re-globalization movementSenior Research Fellow REN Lin made profound comments on the relationship between finance and power. She pointed out that financial policies that suited one country might achieve the opposite goal if applied internationally, leading to a logical paradox betweenfinancial market and state


    Applying the Rational Choice Theory of American voters, Dr. HE Qingqian analyzed China-U.S. trade and American presidential election. She concluded that imports from China exert a grave impact on American by shaping voters’ behaviors, and identity politics was running the political game. Assoc. Prof. MAO Weizhun gave a speech about how the competition between great powers’ infrastructure construction initiatives was shaping the Asia-Pacific region


    Participants reached three agreements after the one-day discussion. First, scientific approaches in studies of international relations were showing results. Second, academic researches that mirror the reality held appeal for society. Third, scholars of international relations studies should strive for the macro and micro universal laws