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SMU Tower Center Event - Sun & Star Lecture: Chinese Politics in the Post-COVID Era

SMU Tower Center Event - Sun & Star Lecture: Chinese Politics in the Post-COVID Era

The SMU Tower Center presents the Sun & Star Program Lecture: 

Chinese Politics in the Post-COVID Era.


Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: HT Chamber, Ground Floor, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 

3140 Dyer St., Dallas, TX  75205

Parking:  Binkley Garage, 3105 Binkley Ave.,  Dallas, TX 75205

(Accessible parking and elevator. For more accessibility questions email us at tower@smu.edu.)


Lunch will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Please click below for registration.



Featured lecturer:  

Martin Dimitrov, Professor of Political Science, Tulane University

Martin K. Dimitrov is Professor of Political Science at Tulane University. He is also an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard; Associate Editor for Asia of the journal Problems of Post-Communism; and Associate Editor for Social Science (China and Eurasia) of The Journal of Asian Studies. His books include Piracy and the State: The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights in China (Cambridge University Press, 2009); Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2013); The Politics of Socialist Consumption (Ciela Publishers, 2018); and Dictatorship and Information: Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Communist Europe and China (Oxford University Press, 2022). He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2004 and has held residential fellowships at the University of Helsinki, as well as at Harvard (Davis Center and Fairbank Center), Princeton, Notre Dame, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2012, he received the Berlin Prize and Axel Springer Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. His work has also been supported with grants from the Social Science Research Council (the International Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program), the Association for Asian Studies (the China and Inner Asia Council), and the Board of Regents Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Program. At Tulane, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching in 2020. He is currently completing a book entitled Welfare Dictatorships and an edited volume entitled China-Cuba: Trajectories of Post-Revolutionary Governance. He has conducted fieldwork in China, Taiwan, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, and Cuba.


Moderator: Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi, Director,

Sun and Star Program on Japan and East Asia, SMU Tower Center


Image invitation: Delegates attend the closing session of the 20th National Congress of t

he Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China,

Oct 22, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]



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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm
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