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In The News – 2012

20 December 2012
Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Professor of International Affairs, published an article in The National Interest entitled "Accomodate Beijing?" In it, he discusses Hugh White's book, The China Choice. Dr. Etzioni is the author of the recently published book, Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human-Rights World.

16 December 2012
Gregg Brazinsky, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, published an article in The Chicago Tribune entitled "Why we must stop ignoring North Korea." In it, he argues that the U.S. and South Korea must adopt a new, more active approach to North Korea that involves engagement.

5 December 2012
Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, was quoted extensively in a Taipei Times article entitled "Academic warns US not to sell fighter jets to Taiwan." In the article, Professor Sutter is quoted as predicting a possible "extraordinary reaction" from China to the sale of F-16C/D aircraft to Taiwan.

30 November 2012
An interview with David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was featured in the 2012 Elliott School Briefing. Professor David Shambaugh said the new Chinese leadership is "good news" for the United States.

20 November 2012
David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs published an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer entitled "In China, meet the new bosses."

19 November 2012
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, James Hershberg's book, Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam was selected by The Washington Post as one of the top (number 4) non-fiction books of 2012.

16 November 2012
Deepa Ollapally, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Sigur Center is featured in the latest issue of India Abroad discussing the potential impact of President Obama's re-election on U.S.-India relations.

15 November 2012
David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs published an article in The Washington Post entitled "Don't expect reform from China's new leaders."

05 November 2012
A study by Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, David Shambaugh was featured in the article "US-China ties growing increasingly strained: report" by Taipei Times. The article predicted that regardless of the outcome of the leadership transitions in both nations, relations will become more "acrimonious."

03 November 2012
A study by Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, David Shambaugh was quoted in a news article by Presstv.com. The article, "US-China ties growing increasingly strained: report," argued the U.S. and China are heading toward a more strained relationship with increased mutual distrust.

25 October 2012
As part of the "Presidential Inbox 2013" video series, Deepa Ollapally, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Sigur Center, discussed three key challenges facing the next U.S. president in relations with India.

19 October 2012
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, David Shambaugh was quoted extensively in a China Daily article entitled "Managing 'coopetition.' The article discusses Dr. Shambaugh's recent book, Tangled Titans: The United States and China and the balancing of competition and cooperation between the U.S. and China.

12 October 2012
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Mike Mochizuki and Director of Research for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, Michael O'Hanlon co-wrote an article in Foreign Policy magazine entitled "Solving the Okinawa Problem: How many Marines do we still need in Japan?"

11 October 2012
Professor of English, Theatre, and International Affairs, Alexa (Alex) Huang was interviewed by Voice of America about Chinese writer Mo Yan winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature. He also discusses Mo Yan and other writers in his new book, Asthetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung (World Literature and World Theatre: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization).

11 October 2012
Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs Steve Balla and doctoral candidate Zhou Liao presented their research on "Online Consultation and the Nature of Citizen Feedback in Chinese Policymaking" at the annual meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) in San Francisco. Balla was also elected research director of the ACPS.

1 October 2012
GW professor of political science and international affairs, David Shambaugh was interviewed on PBS NewsHour regarding the ousting of Bo Xilai and its implications for China and the ruling Communist Party.

1 October 2012
In their new book, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers, GW Professors Henry R. Nau and Deepa Ollapally assemble a series of essays that promote the serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five emerging world powers - China, Japan, India, Russia, and Iran.

17 September 2012
Former Governor and Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman participated in a moderated discussion with David Shambaugh, GW professor of Political Science and International Affairs on Monday at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at GWU. The discussion ranged from domestic politics to U.S.-Asian and U.S.-China relations. Find a video of the event HERE.

4 September 2012
Elliott School Alumni and Illinois Congressional Candidate Tammy Duckworth spoke at the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012. Ms. Duckworth lost both legs and partial use of her right arm while serving in Iraq.

8 August 2012
David Shambaugh, GW professor of Political Science and International Affairs wrote a commentary in ChinaDaily, an English-language Chinese newspaper. In the commentary entitled, "Romney tests China Policy," Professor Shambaugh examines the prospects of U.S-China relations, particularly military relations under a Mitt Romney administration.

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29 June 2012
Amb. David Shinn, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at GW gave a historical perspective of China's relationship with Africa and foreshadowed the dynamic of the rising power and the continent at an event hosted by Chatham House. Read the whole presentation here.

19 June 2012
Kavita Daiya, associate professor of English, published "Visual Culture and Violence: Inventing Intimacy and Citizenship in Recent South Asian Cinema" in the journal South Asian History and Culture, and in the book South Asian Transnationalisms: Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century. She has also been named the Penn Humanities Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania for the academic year 2012-2013.

19 June 2012
GW undergraduates Dustin Becker, Keila Franks, and Julian Waller published articles in the Spring 2012 issue of The Globe, the undergraduate academic journal of the Elliott School of International Affairs. Their topics included the Tibetan carpet industry in Nepal, the 1972 Shanghai Communique, and Nixon's detente in Asia.

8 June 2012
India Abroad ran a two-page special on the April 16 GWU conference "Power, Identity, and Security in Asia: Views on Regional Cooperation and the U.S. Role," held as part of the Sigur Center's multi-project research effort, the Rising Powers Initiative. This coincides with the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue happening this week. Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director for the Sigur Center was a discussant at the conference.

5 June 2012
Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies was quoted extensively in a rediff.com news article entitled "India an emerging power, but at loss how to exercise it." The article drew from a major conference held on 'Power, identity, and security in Asia: Views on regional cooperation and the US role', where the United States-India strategic partnership was given close examination by policy-makers and scholars.

15 May 2012
Benjamin Hopkins , Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs has released his latest book, Fragments of the Afghan Frontier. The book, co-authored by Magnus Marsden from the School of Oriental Studies in London, seeks to counter common stereotypes of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan's northwest territories

9 May 2012
Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, discusses the 2012 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues and the impact of the controversy over Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng in this video interview..

9 May 2012
Elliott School grad student Ian Rinehart has published the following piece on the Korea Economic Institute's website: "Nothing to be Afraid of? North Korean Political Economy and Economic Reform."

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4 May 2012
Henry Nau, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs contributed an article to Commentary Magazine entitled, "The Jigsaw Puzzle & the Chessboard." In the article he discusses President Obama's foreign policy record, including extensive attention to Asia..

2 May 2012
David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program with the GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies, was quoted in a Washington Post article. In the article he discusses human rights as an issue in U.S.-China relations and in the context of recent developments regarding the blind Chinese lawyer, Chen Guangcheng.

21 April 2012
Alexa (Alex) Huang, Associate Professor of English, Theatre, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs and affiliate faculty with the GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies, made two guest appearances on BBC World Services. In the two radio programs she discussed Shakespeare and globalization in the context of the upcoming London Olympics. Find the podcasts here. Professor Huang is in London on a Sigur Center Faculty Research Grant.

13 April 2012
GW Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Christina Fink discussed the election of Aung San Suu Kyi and the future of U.S.-Burma relations in a recent interview.

28 March 2012
As part of festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first gifts of cherry blossom trees by Japan to the U.S., twenty GW students and faculty joined twenty professional performers from Japan to enjoy the ancient Daidengaku Dance. See Channel 9 coverage of the event and Professor Takae Tsujioka's five-part video of the performance: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

28 March 2012
GW Professor Robert Sutter has recently made several appearances on the U.S.-China Policy Foundation's China Forum series -- an educational television program devoted exclusively to China. Topics include Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S., the future of the U.S. in Asia, and the 2012 elections in Taiwan.

26 March 2012
GW Professor Robert Sutter has recently made several appearances on the U.S.-China Policy Foundation's China Forum series -- an educational television program devoted exclusively to China. Topics include Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S., the future of the U.S. in Asia, and the 2012 elections in Taiwan.

19 March 2012
MA Program alumni Timothy Heath, currently with the U.S. Pacific Command, published an article on "What Does China Want?" in the latest issue of Asian Security.

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22 February 2012
Voice of America published an article (in Chinese) reflecting on the recent Taiwan elections, highlighting the recent Taiwan Roundtable event at the Sigur Center, "Lessons from Taiwan's Elections." The article includes a full-length video recording of the 1.5 hour event.

10 February 2012
David Shambaugh, Director of the China Policy Program at GW and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, published an op-ed in the New York Times on China's vice president Xi Jinping, presumptive successor to Hu Jintao, in anticipation of his scheduled visit to the United States.

6 February 2012
Sarah Tynen, a 2011 graduate from the Elliott School with a BA in international affairs, published an article in The China Beat blog and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on celebrating Spring Festival (chunjie) in Nanjing, China. Sarah is currently on a 10-month research grant from the Fulbright US Student Program to conduct an ethnographic case study on the old city area of Nanjing. You can keep up with Sarah's experiences and research in her regularly updated blog.

5 February 2012
Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, co-authored an op-ed for Politico on the rethinking U.S. military relocation in Okinawa.

1 February 2012
Robert Sutter, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, published an article in the East-West Center's Asia Pacific Bulletin entitled "U.S.-China Competition in Asia: Legacies Help America," which focuses on American and Chinese legacies in the Asia-Pacific in light of the Obama administration's re-engagement with Asia.

1 February 2012
Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director of the Sigur Center and Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, was the focus of an article published by Reddiff News, in which she discusses current-day India's "moment of transition" in approaching foreign policy.

31 January 2012
Reddiff News published a second article drawn from the Sigur Center's India as a Global Power conference. The article discusses Lalit Mansingh's statements about countering China's "string of pearls" in Asia with an Indian "necklace of diamonds."

13 January 2012
Shawn McHale, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, wrote an essay for Dat Viet [Land of Vietnam] in Hanoi, Vietnam, about the role of the military in the formulation of American foreign affairs.

January 2012
Alexa (Alex) Huang, associate professor of English, will be a research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library from January to March in 2012. She also was appointed to the Modern Language Association's (MLA) Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare and was elected to the MLA executive committee on East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900.

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