China Research Center Annual Lecture
The 2017 China Research Center Annual Lecture
Dr. Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University
“China’s Rise & the Challenge for American Security”
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Venue: Peachtree Room, Georgia Tech Student Center Common (360 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332)
Visitor Parking next to the Student Center or in visitor lot 3 just west of the Center, off of Ferst Dr; www.pts.gatech.edu/visitors
Free and open to the public
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.
Dr. 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 award-winning book is The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton).