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

Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 4:30 pm

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

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

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

Wed, May 9, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm




Location: New York City


Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 4:00 pm to Fri, Mar 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

For March 9-10th, 2017 The China and the World Program at the Woodrow Wilson School will be at Georgia Tech in Atlanta GA.

March 8th Schedule - 

Thomas Christensen Lecture - “China’s Rise and the Challenge for American Security”

Time: 4-5:30 pm., Weds., March 8, 2017 Venue: Peachtree Room, Georgia Tech Student Center Common (360 Ferst Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30332) Visitor Parking across the street. Free & Open to the Public

March 9th Schedule -

International Workshop on China & the World Atlanta, GA—March 9, 2017

**All sessions take place at the Global Learning Center - Room 236 unless otherwise noted**

8:30-9:00 Welcome Joe Bankoff; Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Jaqueline J. Royster; Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Thomas Christensen; Director, China and the World Program

9:00-10:00 The Rise of China and the Changing Nature of Power in the 21st Century: Getting the Questions Right Adam Liff, Indiana University

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:15 Panel on ‘Transitions: The Future of US-China around the Globe’ Moderator: Hanchao Lu, Georgia Tech Discussants: Thomas Christensen, Princeton University and CWP Co-director; Andrew Erickson, Naval War College; John Garver, Georgia Tech; Alastair Iain Johnston, Harvard University & CWP Co-director; Fei-ling Wang, Georgia Tech; Xu Xin, Cornell University

12:30-1:30 Lunch (Invitation Only)

1:30-2:30 Rethinking Sino-American Relations: Is Mutual Accommodation Possible? Xiaoyu Pu, University of Nevada

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Chinese Military Reform in the Age of Xi Jinping Joel Wuthnow, National Defense University

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-6:00 Panel on ‘China and Trade: A look at Opportunities & Challenges to the International Economic Order’ Moderator: Penelope Prime, Georgia State University Discussants: Rongbin Han, University of Georgia; Scott Kastner, University of Maryland; Chien-pin Li, Kennesaw State; Haizheng Li, Georgia Tech; Eric Reinhardt, Emory University; Alanna Krolikowski, University of Alberta.

6:30-8:30 CWP Workshop Dinner (Invitation Only)

March 10th Schedule - Format for the invitation-only fellows' workshop:

Yali Chen: 


Abstract: The PLA in China: A Foreign and Security Policy-making. In my lecture, I will explain how the political
"trinity" - consisting of the Party, the PLA and the State - plays a role in China's foreign and security policy-making particularly during the period of 1978 and 2012.

Patricia Kim:


Abstract: China’s assertive behavior in the East and South China Seas, its unwillingness to crack down on North Korea, and its steadily growing clout in the global arena has generated a debate on whether and how the United States should recalibrate its posture toward China. How has the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia performed in the past eight years? Should the next U.S. administration continue engaging Beijing? Or are tougher measures in order? This lecture will outline the contours of the ongoing debate on U.S. policy toward China, and ask what lessons we can learn from the history of Sino-U.S. relations to inform present deliberations. It will examine previous attempts by American leaders to elicit cooperation from their Chinese counterparts, and discuss the elements of both failed and successful diplomatic efforts.

Isaac Kardon:

Title: Rising Power, Creeping Jurisdiction: China’s Law of the Sea

Abstract: This study explores the relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the law of the sea, with empirical focus on the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) regime as codified in the 1982 Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS
III).1 The main pattern to be explained is China’s practice of international law in its maritime disputes, moving beyond a question of “compliance” with the relevant rules to address instead how China shapes the underlying legal norms, and vice versa. The
analysis demonstrates that the EEZ regime transforms Chinese interests in maritime space, enabling systematic use of the EEZ regime as a means of excluding others from disputed space along China’s maritime periphery. Backed up by growing capacity (i.e., “rising power”) to enforce its claims, China’s purposive interpretation and flexible application of the norms of the EEZ regime manifest as “creeping” claims to jurisdiction and rights beyond those contemplated in UNCLOS III. These nominally jurisdictional claims enable the PRC’s push toward closure, a broader strategic aim to control vital maritime space that includes political, military and economic components.

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Global Learning Center - Georgia Institute of Technology
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