Developing a Strategic Response to China's Belt and Road Initiative - Dan Kliman, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

2018 CWP Workshop at University of Maryland

Thu, Mar 1, 2018 (All day) to Fri, Mar 2, 2018 (All day)

China in the World Schedule 2018 - External IMAGE

Location: Stamp Student Union - UMD
Audience: Open to the Public

GREAT DECISIONS 2018 - Presentation by CWP Fellow Andrew Chubb.

Tue, Mar 13, 2018 (All day)

In a roundtable discussion format, this lecture focuses on China and America: the New Geopolitical Equation. An outside expert, Dr.

Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center

"Long shadows of history: China, international law, and its future as a rule maker" George Hampton - New Zealand diplomat

Wed, Mar 14, 2018 (All day)

Lecture: How has China historically approached questions of international law, and what does this suggest about its future role in shaping

Location: Robertson Hall Bowl 001
Audience: Open to the Public

“Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy Since 1949” - MIT Professor & CWP Alumni - Taylor Fravel

Thu, Mar 29, 2018 (All day)

Lecture: Since 1949, China has adopted nine national military strategies, known as “strategic guidelines.” The strategies adopted in 1956, 1980, an

Location: Robertson Hall Bowl 001
Audience: Open to the Public

Maria Adele Carrai - CWP Fellow - "China and it’s role in globalization and influence in the world today"

Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm




Location: New York City

Abraham Denmark - Wilson Center - "Beyond Nationalism: Considering a Chinese World Order"

Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 4:30 pm


Location: Robertson Hall Bowl 001
Audience: Open to the Public

"China's History of Failed Interventions in North Korean Elite Politics" - CWP Fellow Joseph Torigian

Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 4:30 pm


Before becoming president, Donald Trump asserted that he "would get China to make that guy [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] disappear in one form or another very quickly." However, a wide variety of new archival sources and high-quality secondary scholarship from around the world suggest that, at least during the Cold War, Beijing's attempts to interfere in North Korean elite politics proved surprisingly ineffective. In 1956, China and the Soviet Union sent a joint delegation to convince Kim Il Sung, the founder of the regime, to reverse his decision to purge critics within the elite. Ten years later, the Chinese again took steps that threatened Kim's leadership. Understanding Kim Il Sung's resilience in the face of these challenges requires a new way of thinking about why authoritarian leaders are able to defeat their competitors. Kim did not emerge triumphant by co-opting potential detractors or paying them off, but by relying on his personal prestige as a partisan fighting against the Japanese in Manchuria and the personal connections he developed during that time period. 


Joseph Torigian studies Chinese, Russian, and North Korean politics and foreign policy. Joseph has worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and studied China's policies towards Central Asia as a Fulbright Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai. He has conducted dissertation research at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. Before coming to Princeton, Joseph was a Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He received a BA in Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D in Political Science at MIT. Joseph speaks Chinese and Russian. His dissertation examined the internal power struggles fought by Nikita Khrushchev, Deng Xiaoping, and Kim Il Sung, with a focus on the military. At the China and the World Program, he will write on the co-evolution of nuclear doctrine in China and the Soviet Union and the 1969 Sino-Soviet border crisis.

Robertson Hall Bowl 001
Open to the Public