Janet Xuanli Liao is Lecturer on International Relations and Energy Security Studies, at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee. Her current research interests include China's foreign policy decision-making, China’s energy diplomacy (including China-Central Asia-Russia, China and Middle East, etc.), relationship between Chinese NOCs and the government, Sino-Japanese political/energy relations (including the East China Sea dispute), and China’s climate change policy and the global climate governance. She obtained a PhD in International Relations from the University of Hong Kong. She also held B.A. and M.A. in History from Peking University, China, and studied M.A. in International Relations at the International University of Japan. Dr Liao co-hosts the CEPMLP’s PhD Programme, and teaches two modules for Masters students on “International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources” and on “The Politics of Climate Change”. Dr Liao has been invited to give a talk at numerous conferences and workshops organized by government think tanks, International Organizations and universities. She was invited as Visiting Professor at the International University of Japan in 2011, and served as a visiting researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (Tokyo), and the Institute for Security & Development Policy (Sweden). She is also Honorary Professor at the China Institute of Boundary Studies, Wuhan University.
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