Researchers

Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of the New Silk Road programme

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a political scientist, China scholar, Head of Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre, Head of the New Silk Road program at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, and a member of the European Think tank Network on China. Dr. Bērziņa-Čerenkova has studied at Beijing Language University, Beijing Normal University et.al. After having defended her doctoral dissertation on traditional Chinese discourse in Hu Jintao's report to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, she has held a Senior visiting research scholar position at Fudan University School of Philosophy, Shanghai, China (2014/15) and a Fulbright visiting scholar position at the Center for East Asia Studies, Stanford University, USA (2019/20).

Dr. Bērziņa-Čerenkova publishes on PRC political discourse, contemporary Chinese ideology, EU-China relations, as well as Belt and Road and other transcontinental interconnectivity initiatives."