Professor Degang Sun

Professor and Deputy Director Middle East Studies Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Fudan University .

Prof. Degang Sun is Professor and Deputy Director of the Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China. He was an academic visitor to Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University(2018-2019), the Middle East Centre, Oxford University, and Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (2012-2013). His research interest is China’s Middle East Policy, international relations in the Middle East. His most recent works are: Diplomacy of Quasi-alliance in the Middle East ( Berlin: Gerlach, 2019); “China’s Response to the Revolts in the Arab World: A Case of Pragmatic Diplomacy,” (Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2014, with Professor Yahia Zoubir); and “China’s Economic Diplomacy towards the Arab Countries: Challenges Ahead?” (Journal of Contemporary China, 2018, with Prof. Yahia Zoubir).

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  • December 31, 2023 : Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • May 31, 2024 : Deadline paper submission
  • July 9 - 11, 2024: Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)
  • Note there is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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