presentation by Dr. Ronald Tammen, Professor & Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
Wed, November 6, 2013
location: PSU Urban Center Room, 212G
1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
In the academic and policy worlds there are two contrasting views about China's future. One perspective asserts that China not only has the potential to be the world's leading power but the will and expectation to do so. A second perspective offers multiple reasons why China will not reach that lofty plateau including economic, demographic, environmental and political constraints. Exploring both sides of this equation sheds light not just on the future but on current US-Sino relations. The answer to the issue of China's future is the most important geopolitical challenge facing the world.
Ron Tammen (Ph.D. 1975, University of Michigan) is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. In previous positions he served as Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of National Strategy at the National War College; Chief of Staff to Senator William Proxmire; staff consultant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield; and managing partner of a public relations firm. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and then India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to US foreign and national security policy. Dr. Tammen is the lead author of Power Transitions: Strategies for the 21st Century (Chatham House, 2000) and has published or edited two other books dealing with national security issues.
*Chinese Corner starts at 6:00 PM
Free & Open to the Public
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