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Dr Shogo Suzuki - further information

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Teaching: My teaching areas include international relations, security studies, Chinese foreign policy, Chinese domestic policy. I currently teach, or have taught the following courses:

  • POLI71062 China in the International System
  • POLI70022 Elite Interviews
  • POLI20612 Chinese Politics Today
  • POLI10200 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Security Studies
  • War Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia

Teaching Ethos: Learning and scholarship should be fun in an intellectual sense. I believe that university education should not just be about simply ‘studying’ educational materials given out by teachers. Instead, it should be a place where students improve each other intellectually, by actively researching and learning about the various topics in the course, and debating their findings with other students. To this end, I try to make my courses as interactive as possible. I also expect students to recognise that they have a responsibility to contribute to the intellectual development of their peers, and need play a substantive role in providing a lively learning environment.

Media: I have provided media commentary on Chinese foreign politics, Sino-Japanese relations and Japanese politics to The GuardianBerlingske (Denmark), Weekendavisen, DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), and The Diplomat.

Knowledge Transfer: I am interested in how my research expertise can be used for more practical ways to benefit society generally. To date, my activities to this end have focused on presentations to the policy community and teaching in continuing education.

  • Presentation on Sino-Japanese relations at the Wilton Park conference on 'Japan: Increasing its Global Future Role?'. Conference organised in association with the Japan Foundation, The GB-Sasakawa Foundation  and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), 1-4 November 2010.
  • Presentation on Chinese approaches to peacekeeping at FCO/Chevening Course, 3 February 2010.
  • Guest lectures on Asia-Pacific security on military courses provided by the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge (various years)
  • Organised and taught course on Asia-Pacific Security for Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, 2-4 April, 2007.
  • Presentation on MOD Course 'Politics and Security in the Post Communist World’ Course,, 22 May 2012
  • Presentation at the Royal Danish Naval Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 November 2012
  • Presentation on MOD Course, 'Postconflict Reconstruction and Stabilisation', 22 February 2013