Team Members

Kunhan Li

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Kunhan Li is currently a PhD History and Politics candidate at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. He studied for his MA International Relations degree at the University of Chicago, and before that he acquired his BA Hons International Relations degree at the University of Nottingham, UK. His PhD dissertation is titled “Emerging New Order in Outer Space: Explaining International Cooperation and Competition in the New Space Era”. His research includes IR theories, global governance, great power politics, and politics of technology and science. He is now also a part of the Comp-Core China team working together with Dr. Maximilian Mayer.

Maximillan Mayer

Bonn University

Dr. Maximilian Mayer is Junior-Professor of International Relations and Global Politics of Technology at University of Bonn. He worked assistant professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, was a Research Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, senior researcher at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technical University Munich and served at the Bonn University’s Center for Global Studies (CGS) as managing assistant and senior fellow. Maximilian research interests include the global politics of science, innovation, and technology; China’s foreign and energy policy; global energy and climate politics; theories of International Relations. Maximilian has published seven books including China’s Energy Thirst: Myth or Reality?. He is coeditor of Art and Sovereignty in Global Politics. He was visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology and Society, and served as co-chair for the STAIR section of the International Studies Association.

Ningjie Zhu

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Ningjie is a student in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Management Systems at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He is a member of Dr. Maximilian Mayer’s research team.

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