China Compass

Brown bag discussion series

This discussion series is open to the public. All are welcome to come and discuss Chinese IR topics. We have a loose schedule of ideas, but we hope to follow the natural flow of conversation.

Join us.

If you are unable to attend or just wish to watch later, you can still submit questions and we will add them to the topic for that day.

Topics Schedule


  • Relational Ontology & Westphalia

  • Universalism & Hierarchy

  • Tribute system


  • Other and Self

  • Role Participants

Moral Realism

  • The Whirlpool

  • Benevolent Authority