Changing Dynamics of US-China Relations in Southeast Asia: Power Shift or Competitive Co-Existence?


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When: May 25 2018 - 5:00pm until May 25 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Koi Room (Garden Level)

Please join us for this East-West Center Distinguished Lecture by Professor David Shambaugh, George Washington University

David Shambaugh will present his findings on the relative balance of power and influence between the United States and China in Southeast Asia. His lecture is based on extensive travel and research in the region in 2017, and an acclaimed article recently published in International Security (Spring 2018). He argues that China’s role in the region is currently overestimated and America’s role is underappreciated. How each big power plays its hand, and how the ASEAN states manage their ties with each, will define the regional balance in the years to come.

Professor David Shambaugh is the Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs, and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University in Washington, DC. An active public intellectual and award-winning author, Professor Shambaugh has published on a wide range of China related issues as well as the international relations of Asia. His two most recent books, China Goes Global (2013) and China’s Future (2016) were both selected as “Best Books of the Year” by The Economist. His next book, Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia, will appear in 2019.

A wine and pupu reception will follow the lecture.

Free admission. Limited seating.

RSVP by May 23: 944-7111 or

Campus parking is $6, payable at the kiosk on East-West Road. After 4 pm, visitors may park in any parking zone, in any stall not marked RESERVED

Co-sponsored by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council and Pacific Forum CSIS.

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Phone: 944-7111