CeMEAS Conversations: Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska

CeMEAS Conversations: Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska

The China-Pakistan Partnership: Building Infrastructure and Soft Power in South Asia

In this interview, Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska ((University of Tartu, Estonia /Collegium Civitas, Poland) discusses the following questions:

1. Your book, ‘Global China as Method,’ challenges the view of China as an isolated entity with unique systems. How does this new perspective contribute to our understanding of China’s position in the world?

2. Your concept of ‘Global China’s underbelly’ highlights activities such as organized crime and money laundering. How does this impact our understanding of China’s global engagement, and why should it receive more academic attention?

3. Could you provide specific examples or research findings that illuminate the significance and role of this aspect of Global China, particularly within the online scam industry?

Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska is an Assistant Professor at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, and a Research Fellow at the Asia Centre, University of Tartu, Estonia. Her research focuses on soft power, sustainable connectivity, and environmental diplomacy in India, Pakistan, and China. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences, conducting fieldwork with political elites in India and Pakistan. Her scholarly work has been published in reputable journals, including the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Routledge) and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (SAGE).

This video was recorded as part of our ENLIGHT workshop ‘More than a Distant Relative: China and its Neighbors in an Increasingly Turbulent World.’