PUSHBACK – The Hardening U.S. Policy Against China’s Challenges: Status, Outlook and Implications


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When: Oct 10 2019 - 5:00pm until Oct 10 2019 - 7:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Schramm Room (4005)

The U.S. government’s hardening stance toward China has accelerated rapidly over the past year. Leading China analyst and scholar Robert Sutter will present his assessment of the importance of this notable, “whole-of-government” shift. 

Robert Sutter, Professor at the Elliott School of George Washington University since 2011, served as Director of the School’s main undergraduate program from 2013-19. Prior to that he was Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University (2001-2011)

A Ph.D. graduate in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University, Sutter has published 22 books, over 300 articles and several hundred government reports dealing with contemporary East Asian and Pacific countries and their relations with the US. His most recent book is The United States and Asia: Regional Dynamics and Twenty-first Century Relations Second Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Sutter’s U.S. government career (1968-2001) included service as senior specialist and director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service, National Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Pacific at the National Intelligence Council, China division director at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Free admission

Limited seating

Reception to follow

RSVP by Oct. 7: 944-7283 or Kamealol@EastWestCenter.org

Campus parking is $7, payable at kiosk on East-West Road. After 4 pm, visitors may park in any parking zone, in any stall not marked RESERVED.

Supported by the First Hawaiian Lecture Endowment Fund

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Phone: 944-7283