Philip Robins Visit to China with Middle East Centre Delegation

Dr Philip Robins returned to China as part of a delegation that included colleagues from the Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, in September. Among other things he attended an international conference organised by the Shanghai International Studies University. He subsequently travelled to the cities of Xian and Beijing. In the former he gave presentations at the North West University and the Shaanxi Normal University, on the devastating emergence of the ‘Islamic State’, and Turkey and the Kurds respectively. In Beijing he gave a paper at the Peking Academy of Social Sciences.