About us - 中欧社会论坛 - China Europa Forum

Chinese Prime Mover:

- Prof. He Ming :

Prof. He Ming 何明, Director of the Center for Studies of Chinese Southwest’s Borderland Ethnic Minorities of Yunnan University and Chief editor of review The Ideological Front (Yunnan University’s Journal of Social Sciences).

European Prime Mover:

- Claske Dijkema (Co-director) :

Claske’s academic background lies in sociology (University of Amsterdam) and peace and conflict studies (University of California, Berkeley). Her professional experience started at the “African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes” (ACCORD), a training and research centre on conflict resolution in Africa. Of Dutch origin, she has worked with the Network University (www.netuni.nl) in Amsterdam, developing online courses around the subject of the transformation of conflicts and aimed at a global audience. She also has experience in CSR issues stemming from her role as program manager at the "Robin Good", a Dutch company that creates links between business and social projects.

- Karine Gatelier (Co-director) :

Karine holds a doctorate in Social Anthropology (EHESS, Paris) and has conducted research in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kirghizstan (1998-2002). Her focus is centered on collective identities and the relations between minorities and the majority within the Uzbek society. Before this she completed her studies in international relations (INALCO, Paris) and languages (English, Russian, and Persian). Today she works on the political transformation of conflicts emerging from crisis; the dynamics of the breakdown of states; as well as the experiences and future prospects of state reorganisation in the regions of Central Asia (the post-Soviet regions and Afghanistan). She particularly focusses on dynamics of identity; loyalty and political legitimacy; and strategies of legitimization in authoritarian regimes, including the management of revenues from natural resources.