Ballot Box China – Internation Affairs Forum

As part of Politics Week at Leeds Metropolitan University, the IAF is happy to welcome former Dr. Kerry Brown back to Leeds. Dr. Brown is Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House on the Asia Programme, and leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN). Educated at Cambridge, London and Leeds Universities, he served in prominent position within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
He completed a PhD at Leeds University in Modern Chinese Language and Politics in 2004, which has since been published as part of the Cambridge University Inner Asian Studies Series. He has been published in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Index on Censorship, and other publications in the US, Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Australia, and commented on China for the BBC, ITN, ABC, Al Jazeera, CNN and others.
His forthcoming publication, Ballot Box China: Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One Party State, is ‘a sober, readable and much-needed corrective to the idea, promoted with great enthusiasm and increasing success by the ruling communist party, that western notions of democracy are alien to China's political traditions and culture.’ – Richard McGregor, author of 'The Party: The Secret Life of China's Communist Leaders.' 
Event taking place: March 29, 2011
Location: Civic Quarter, LTB3 
Time: 6pm – 8pm

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