IDIG Speaker Series: Dr Emilie Tran and Prof. Yahia Zoubir

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The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance has organised a Speaker Series to bring together a mix of academics and practitioners discuss issues relating to diplomacy, foreign policy and international governance.

About Dr Emilie Tran

Born in Cambodia from Chinese descent, Dr. Emilie Tran was educated in France. Since 2000, she has been living in Greater China (Shanghai, Macao, Hong Kong), working successively at the University of Macau, Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology, and University of Saint Joseph. In 2016, she joined the Hong Kong Baptist University as Assistant Professor and is the Director of European Studies. She researches on China-Europe and China-France relations, as well as French politics and her research has been published in International Migration and China: An International Journal. She is also a Conseillère des Français de l'étranger, representing the overseas French.  

About Dr Yahua Zoubir

Yahia H. Zoubir is Professor of International Relations and International Management, and Director of Research in Geopolitics at KEDGE Business School. He has been international visiting faculty in numerous universities and business schools for the last 30 years in China, the United States, and various European and Asian countries. His numerous publications include many books, such as Algerian Politics: Domestic Issues & International Relations (Routledge 2020), North African Politics: Change and Continuity (2016); Building a New Silk Road: China & the Middle East in the 21st (2014); Global Security Watch—The Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia (2013); North Africa: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation (Routledge, 2008). His scholarly articles were published in academic journals, such as Foreign Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Mediterranean Politics, International Affairs, Africa Spectrum, Journal of North African Studies, Middle East Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, Arab Studies Quarterly, Africa Today, Middle East Policy, etc. He has served as consultant for governments and companies worldwide. In 2020, he was Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar.

How to book your place

To book your place, please email Dr Aidan McGarry (