Debate on China's Rise: Benefiting or Upsetting the Balance of Power in Southeast Asia?

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As China rises, becoming stronger economically and militarily, does this benefit the balance of power in East Asia and the Pacific by providing a counterpoint to U.S. power in the region, or does its assertiveness in the region contribute to increased instability? This debate will focus on recent developments in East Asia and the Pacific, drawing positions and arguments from contrasting perspectives of the short and long-term impact of China's regional aims.

This debate will be conducted between graduate students from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, with the goal of promoting critical thinking and discussion on global current issues both within Georgia Tech and across the metro Atlanta area. 

Light refreshments will be served at 6:30PM. The debate will begin at 7:00PM.


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  • Created By: Vince Pedicino
  • Created: 02/17/2014
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017