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Going Global: The Impact of China's Rise on International Governance Going Global: The Impact of China's Rise on International Governance
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Speaker's summary:
The rapid rise of China in the Indo-Pacific region and globally has been accompanied by questions of how China would use its power on the international stage and the challenges this creates for the world community.  These questions have been further accentuated during the Xi Jinping era.  The speaker will draw upon his experiences to suggest some of China's dreams, strengths, and weaknesses as it seeks to enhance its presence, impact, and acceptance in the international system. 

Speaker's Bio:
Our next China Seminar program will be an informal discussion with East-West Center's Senior Fellow, Dr. Charles E. Morrison. Dr. Morrison has held several positions at the Center, including president from August 1, 1998 through December 30, 2016.  In these capacities he has had extensive involvement in the conceptualization, organization and funding of multilateral, policy-oriented education, research and dialogue projects. He is a strong advocate of the concept of Asia Pacific community.

He serves on the Standing Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and was the organization’s international chair and co-chair from 2005 to 2012.  He is a past chair of the U.S. National Consortium of APEC Study Centers and a research adviser to two high-level bi-national Japan-U.S. commissions.  He was associated in the 1980s and 1990s with the Japan Center for International Exchange.  In his early career he served as a legislative assistant to the late Senator William V. Roth, Jr., working primarily on defense, foreign policy, trade, and government ethics issues.

He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he also once taught Southeast Asian international relations.


The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect East-West Center policies or positions.

Speaker's summary:
The rapid rise of China in the Indo-Pacific region and globally has been accompanied by questions of how China would use its power on the international stage and the challenges this creates for the world community.  These questions have been further accentuated during the Xi Jinping era.  The speaker will draw upon his experiences to suggest some of China's dreams, strengths, and weaknesses as it seeks to enhance its presence, impact, and acceptance in the international system. 

Speaker's Bio:
Our next China Seminar program will be an informal discussion with East-West Center's Senior Fellow, Dr. Charles E. Morrison. Dr. Morrison has held several positions at the Center, including president from August 1, 1998 through December 30, 2016.  In these capacities he has had extensive involvement in the conceptualization, organization and funding of multilateral, policy-oriented education, research and dialogue projects. He is a strong advocate of the concept of Asia Pacific community.

He serves on the Standing Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and was the organization’s international chair and co-chair from 2005 to 2012.  He is a past chair of the U.S. National Consortium of APEC Study Centers and a research adviser to two high-level bi-national Japan-U.S. commissions.  He was associated in the 1980s and 1990s with the Japan Center for International Exchange.  In his early career he served as a legislative assistant to the late Senator William V. Roth, Jr., working primarily on defense, foreign policy, trade, and government ethics issues.

He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he also once taught Southeast Asian international relations.


The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect East-West Center policies or positions.

China Seminars

The China Seminar was established by Dr. Daniel W.Y. Kwok in 1977. Under his guidance, it became a signature program of the Friends of the East-West Center (FEWC) in 2009. The program provides an informal venue for China experts, such as scholars, diplomats, and journalists, to present talks on aspects of China that interest the community and members of the Friends.

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