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Great Decisions – China and America REGISTRATION FULL
July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Registration is full for this week’s session.
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs offered by the Foreign Policy Association. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Sign-up for as many weeks as you like.
How it works:
1. Sign-up to participate in 1 or more sessions.
2. Participants may purchase a booklet for $5 while supplies last (attendees who attend 4 or more sessions will receive a full refund).
4. Read the brief section in the booklet prior to each session.
5. Attend the session, at the library, and watch a 30 minute video followed by a group discussion.
China and America
Speaker: Yayoi Kato, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Moravian College
In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions? What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?