Prague, 12. 2. 2020
European Values Center for Security Policy is excited to announce that experienced Canadian expert on China Charles Burton has officially joined the Red Watch Program as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow.
„As our work focuses on comparing Russian and Chinese interference methods within democracies, we are proud to welcome Charles to our new Red Watch Program. His experience, knowledge and principled understanding of how democracies should counter hostile interference operations by totalitarian governments will fit perfectly to our work on countering Russian influence activities”, says Jakub Janda, Director of the European Values Center for Security Policy.
Charles Burton specializes in Comparative Politics, Government and Politics of China, Canada-China Relations and Human Rights. He received a PhD in 1987 from the University of Toronto after studies at Cambridge University (Oriental Studies) and Fudan University (History of Ancient Chinese Thought Program, Department of Philosophy). Between 1986 and 1988, he was an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Post-Doctoral Scholar in Political Science at University of Alberta. He has served extensively with the Canadian government: with the Communications Security Establishment and Canadian diplomatic service, also being posted at Canadian Embassy in Beijing twice. Charles will continue serving as Senior Fellow at the Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Charles Burton says: “I am delighted and honoured to become a part of the European Values Center for Security Policy’s Red Watch Program as Non-Resident Senior Fellow. I very much look forward to continue collaborating closely with my new colleagues here to promote understanding and awareness of the threats that Russia and China increasingly pose to democratic polities worldwide.”