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Power Shift? Shifting US-China Dynamics in Southeast Asia

with Prof. David Shambaugh


 

Friday, September 22, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Room 602 (6th Floor)
Washington, DC 20052


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Southeast Asia is a region of vital strategic, cultural, and economic significance -- and it has been a center of great power competition dating to the 19th century. In recent years, the United States and China have vied for influence -- while the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has done its best to navigate between the two and maintain a neutral position. But now the sands seem to be shifting and it is an increasingly widespread view in the region that China is ascendant and America is declining - if not withdrawing - from Southeast Asia. In this lecture, Professor Shambaugh will draw on his recent half-year sabbatical in Southeast Asia and he will assess the evolving US-China dynamics and their policy implications.

Prof. David Shambaugh is Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at The George Washington University. The former Editor of The China Quarterly, Professor Shambaugh is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards and grants, is an active public intellectual and contributor to the international media, and prolific author. He has published widely including thirty books, most recently China's Future (Polity Press, 2016) and The China Reader: Rising Power (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

 


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