Thomas J. Christensen

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩


  • Deputy Director

Chen Yali (Lily)

  • 2016-2017 Fellow

Nate Adler

  • Alumni Student Affiliate

Courtney Fung

Dr. Courtney J. Fung (nee Richardson) (馮康雲) is an assistant professor of International Relations at the University of Hong Kong.  Her research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, intervention, peacekeeping, status and rising powers as normative actors.  Courtney has published in Third World Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, International Peacekeeping and with the Central Party School Press in Beijing.  Her book project explains the variation in China's UN Security Council responses to regime change.  Ongoing research projects include a Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme funded project on the impact of regional organizations in China's foreign policy; India in UN peacekeeping, and China and India as normative actors shaping the responsibility to protect discourse.  

Perviously, Courtney held research fellowships with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, and with the Global Peace Operations Program at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University.  She holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where she was awarded the Peter Ackerman Dissertation Prize for her doctoral thesis. Courtney is also a graduate of the Middlebury College Chinese Summer Language School, where she was a Kathryn Davis fellow.  She serves as a member of the Fletcher School Board of Advisors.



  • Courtney J. Fung, "China's Troop Contributions to U.N. Peacekeeping," Peace Brief (2016),
  • Courtney J. Fung, "China and the Responsibility to Protect: From Opposition to Advocacy," Peace Brief (2016),
  • Courtney J. Fung, “Explaining China’s Deployment to UN Peacekeeping Operations,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (2015), DOI: 10.1093/irap/lcv020.
  • Courtney J. Fung, "Global South Solidarity? China, Regional Organisations and Intervention in the Libyan and Syrian Civil Wars," Third World Quarterly (2015), DOI:
  • Courtney J. Fung, book review of “China and the United Nations: Chinese UN Policy in the Areas of Peace and Development in the Era of Hu Jintao, by Janka Oertel,” The China Quarterly 223 (September 2015): 818 – 820. DOI: 10.1017/S0305741015000910.
  • Courtney J. Richardson, "A Responsible Power? China and the UN Peacekeeping Regime," in Marc Lanteigne and Miwa Hirono (editors), China's Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping (London: Routledge, 2012).
  • Courtney J. Richardson, "Contributors to UN Peacekeeping: The Comparative Case of China," in Zhao Lei (editor), The Cutting-edge Issues of China's Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations (Beijing: Shishi chubanshe, 2011). [in English and Chinese].
  • Courtney J. Richardson, "A Responsible Power? China and the UN Peacekeeping Regime," International Peacekeeping 18, 3 (June 2011): 288 - 299.
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