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Dr. C. Roland Vogt
Assistant Professor


Roland Vogt

Dr Vogt has a PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. A former Fulbright fellow, he holds a MA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware. He conducted his undergraduate studies in Political Science, History, and Law at the University of Bonn.

Dr Vogt joined the University of Hong Kong as Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2011 and 2012-2013, Dr Vogt was Programme Director of the European Studies Programme. From 2012-2017, Dr Vogt was the Deputy-Director of the European Union Academic Programme (EUAP) in Hong Kong, an interdisciplinary research and teaching consortium of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong that is co-funded by the European Commission. Since June 2017, he is a Director of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC).

His research expertise is in International Relations and Diplomatic History. His research and publications focus on European diplomatic history since 1945, relations between Western Europe and China from the Cold War to the present, and the role of perceptions, reputations, historical memory, and individual leaders in the conduct of European foreign and security policy. He is currently undertaking grant-funded research on reputational diplomacy in the context of EU efforts to prevent tax evasion in Asian financial centres.

He teaches courses on European political systems and the EU, European foreign and security policy, as well as the Holocaust. Dr Vogt is also active in the Common Core Curriculum Global Issues AoI, teaching one course on global governance and another on the role of power, leadership, and legitimacy in the 21st century. Dr Vogt was awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2012-2013.

Dr Vogt is a regular commentator and contributor on European affairs in the international and Hong Kong media (Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNBC, European Voice, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post, etc.).

Dr Vogt speaks German, Spanish, and French.

Selected Publications:
- Books:
  Personal Diplomacy European National Identities. Elements, Transitions, Conflicts Europe and China
  Vogt, Roland. A Change of Perceptions? Europe and China in the late Cold War (manuscript in preparation)
  Vogt, Roland. Personal Diplomacy in the EU: Political Leadership and Critical Junctures in European Integration (Routledge, 2016).
  Vogt, Roland, Wayne Cristaudo, and Andreas Leutzsch eds. European National Identities. Elements, Transitions, Conflicts (New Brunswick: Transaction, 2014).
  Vogt, Roland ed. Europe and China. Strategic Partners or Rivals? (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012).
- Journal articles:
  Vogt, Roland. ‘EU-China: Distant Neighbours or Close Competitors? Nikkei Asian Review (June 2015).
  Vogt, Roland. 'Does History Matter? Can China Learn from the German Empire?' China in the World (2/2012): 127-140.
  Vogt, Roland. ‘BRICS, Brexit and Beyond: International Dynamics of Marketing Channels - An Overview’, Journal of Marketing Channels 23 (4) (2016): 173-179.
- Book contributions:
  Vogt, Roland. ‘European Studies on China’s Transformation: A Critical Assessment,’ in Jose Borao and Vassilis Vagios eds. Interfaces: EU Studies and European Language Programs in East Asia, (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2012), 81-107.


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