360 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
The China Research Center Annual Lecture
Presented by: Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University
Time: 4-5:30 pm., Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Venue: Peachtree Room, Student Center Commons, 360 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332; Map;
Visitor Parking next to the Student Center, or in Visitor Lot #3 just west on Ferst. Georgia Tech Parking
Title: “China’s Rise and the Challenge for American Security”
Synopsis: Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the country’s rise to be a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues against this zero-sum vision. Instead, he describes a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order. Christensen offers a compelling new assessment of U.S.-China relations that is essential for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world.
Bio: Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. He received his B.A. with honors in History from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His most recent book, The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton) was an editors’ choice at the New York Times Book Review, a “Book of the Week” on CNN”s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medalist for 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations.
This event is free and open to the public.