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Dr. CK Leung is a political geographer of energy resources, focusing on China’s energy security, geopolitics, and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He is Associate in Research at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and used to work for Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, KCL Department of War Studies, CUHK Master of Global Political Economy (MGPE) program, and the Consulate General of Kazakhstan to HKSAR. He is Ph.D. in Geography at Durham University, with post-doctoral training with the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Appointed by Professor Rana Mitter, he also served as Visiting Scholar of Oxford University’s China Center during 2014-15.
His studies with Professor David A. Palmer examine the institutional and cultural geopolitics of China’s overseas energy infrastructure projects along the commodity chain of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Specifically, they are looking into the "religious factor” of the private security companies (PSC) and private military companies (PMC). They also examine China's soft power (CSP) in the cases of the BRI energy infrastructure.