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Politikoffee: Future of Cambodia’s Development Policies As China’s Ally

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Saint 462 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia (map)
Politikoffee is a weekly discussion forum held in Phnom Penh.

Politikoffee is a weekly discussion forum held in Phnom Penh.

Note: This event is hosted by Politikoffee at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Cambodia, with our Director of Research professor Bradley J. Murg as speaker. You may RSVP by using the form below. Please contact us via email for more information: info [at] mekongresearch [dot] org.

Over the past decade Chinese aid, investment, and influence has grown at a remarkable rate in Cambodia - with some going so far as to refer to Cambodia as a "wholly owned subsidiary" of China. In this talk, Dr. Bradley Murg will examine the dynamics of contemporary Sino-Cambodian relations from the perspectives of both international relations theory and comparative political economy, highlighting the potential implications for development policy as well as for Cambodia's long term position in the region in general and in ASEAN in particular.

  • What is the current status quo of China-Cambodia relations?
  • What are China’s roles in Cambodia’s current and future developments?
  • Cambodia in the Belt and Road Initiative (B.R.I.)

Speaker: Dr. Bradley Jensen Murg,
Director of Research/Executive Board,
Greater Mekong Research Center

Bio: Dr. Bradley Murg is assistant professor of political science and director of global development studies at Seattle Pacific University and affiliate professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Dr. Murg's research, supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council and the International Research and Exchanges Board, focuses on legal reform, the political economy of foreign aid, and economic development in the Mekong region, China, and the former Soviet Union. His current work explores the history of foreign aid in Cambodia, paying particular attention to Soviet assistance in the 1980s as well as Chinese aid and investment today. Dr. Murg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA/MA in philosophy, received his MSc. in economic history from the London School of Economics, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington. Dr. Murg has worked in Asia for nearly 20 years, initially having moved to the region as a Henry Luce Scholar at the Asian Development Bank in 2000. He also serves as a board member and director of research at the Greater Mekong Development Center.

Dr Bradley J. Murg and Thomas Pearson, board members at Greater Mekong Research Center, with the Politikoffee group.

Dr Bradley J. Murg and Thomas Pearson, board members at Greater Mekong Research Center, with the Politikoffee group.

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