China and Global Environmental Leadership: New Challenges, Old Opportunities | Duke Kunshan University

China and Global Environmental Leadership: New Challenges, Old Opportunities

E.g., 06/18/2022
E.g., 06/18/2022
17:30 to 18:30
Academic Building AB1079

Dr. Marina Kaneti

Assistant Professor and PAE Coordinator
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Time and date: 17:30-18:30, Thursday October 17, 2019
Location: AB1079


Is China positioning to take on global environmental leadership? How does environmental leadership align with the Belt and Road initiative? What would environmental leadership entail? What could a traditional Chinese approach to the environment look like?

This talk explores the discourse on global environmental protection and environmental responsibility in China. By engaging with select cases, the talk charts out some of the challenges and opportunities that both the Chinese government and society face.


Dr. Marina Kaneti is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She specializes in questions of global development, including the Chinese Belt and Road initiative, migration, environmental governance, human rights, and the sustainable development goals.

Dr. Kaneti has published extensively on questions of migration, activism, and rights and is currently completing a book manuscript on migrants’ political agency. With research funding from the Ford Foundation and the National University of Singapore, she is also exploring the geopolitical impact and cultural significance of the Belt and Road initiative.

Originally from Bulgaria, Dr. Kaneti completed her BA and MS at Columbia University, and her PhD at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA. Before moving to the National University to Singapore, Dr. Kaneti taught at Columbia University and New York University, among others.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Kaneti worked as a Project Manager for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and an equity trader on Wall Street. She still provides consulting services to a number of non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and think tanks around the world.