- Kim Vender
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Climate Change Policy, International Responsibility, Chinese Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Roles, Foreign Policy Change, Role Change
Preliminary PhD Title
A changing role in a changing climate: China's role in the UN climate regime
Professor Juliet Kaarbo, University of Edinburgh
Dr Kristen Hopewell, University of Edinburgh
M.A. (Hons) Politics of East Asia, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
B.A. Sinology/China Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Brod, Magnus C.M.; Vender, K. (2019) GTI Policy Brief 1: Special Economic Zones in the Greater Tumen Region: how to tap their full potential. Greater Tumen Initiative, Beijing.
Vender, K. (2017) China’s Role Conception and Foreign Policy Role in Economic Integration Processes in the Asia-Pacific. Mapping China Journal. No. 1, 27-51.
Bergner, M.; Breuer, J. & Vender, K. (2015) A Eurasian Approach to Food Security Governance: The potential role of the New Silk Road Initiative. Project paper presented at the Youth Innovation Competition for Global Governance, 18-20 August 2015, Milan, Italy.
Relevant Work Experience
09/2018 - 05/2019 Tutor on the courses "International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond" and "Comparative Politics in a Globalised WOrld" at the University of Edinburgh, UK
03/2017 - 08/2017 Programme Assistant at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with a focus on "Support for Economic Cooperation in Sub-Regional Initiatives in Asia“, Beijing, PR China
05/2015 - 02/2016 Student Research Assistant at the Department for International Political Economy of East Asia, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
08/2014 - 10/2014 Research Assistant at the Centre for China-EU Relations, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China
PhD Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (09/2017-08/2018)
Best M.A. dissertation in the Department of Politics of East Asia, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (2017)
German (native speaker)
English (fluent, IELTS 8.0, TOEFL 106)
Chinese (intermediate, HSK 4)
In 2018 I worked on a project about knowledge exchange regarding climate adaptation measures between the cities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen for the UoE Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department.
Political Studies Association (PSA)
British International Studies Association (BISA)