Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia

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Webinar

When: Jan 25 2021 - 4:00pm until Jan 25 2021 - 5:00pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
What:

The East-West Center in Washington invites you to the
Indo-Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Series and Book Launch:

 Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia

Featuring:

Dr. David Shambaugh
Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs, &
Director, China Policy Program
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Dr.  Satu P. Limaye (Moderator)
Vice President, East-West Center &
Director, East-West Center in Washington


Southeast Asia is a region of critical global importance, and it is an increasing theater of great power competition. As the eminent scholar David Shambaugh Left to right: Dr. David Shambaugh and cover of his book "Where Great Powers Meet"explains in Where Great Powers Meet, the United States and China are engaged in a broad-gauged and global competition for power, which is intensifying across Southeast Asia. The United States and China constantly vie for position and influence across this enormously significant region--and the outcome of this contest will do much to determine the future of the entire Indo-Pacific regional order. Specifically, Dr. Shambaugh explores whether the region is becoming a new Chinese sphere of influence--or whether the ASEAN states will be able to successfully "hedge" and maintain a multinational balance of power. Just as importantly, to the extent that there is a global "power transition" occurring from the US to China, the fate of Southeast Asia will be a good indicator of how it may play out elsewhere. 


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

David Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and award-winning author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia. He currently is the Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs, and the founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He was also a formerly a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution and Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has also worked in the US Department of State and National Security Council, served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the GWU faculty Professor Shambaugh was Reader in Chinese Politics at the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), where he also served as Editor of The China Quarterly.

Professor Shambaugh has been selected for numerous awards and grants, including as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Senior Scholar by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, a Senior Fulbright Scholar (at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Distinguished Research Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore, and other visiting appointments in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Russia. An active public intellectual and frequent commentator in the international media, he serves on numerous editorial boards, and has been a consultant to governments, research institutions, foundations, universities, corporations, banks, and investment funds. As an author, Professor Shambaugh has published more than 30 books, including most recently Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia and China & the World (both 2020).

Dr. Satu P. Limaye is Vice President of the East-West Center and the Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and is the founding editor of the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also a Senior Advisor at CNA Corp (Center for Naval Analyses) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). He is magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar. Recent publications include: “America’s ‘Pacific Principle’ in an Indivisible Pacific Islands Region,” (Asia-Pacific Bulletin); “Despite Stumbles, America’s Engagement with Southeast Runs Deep,” (Global Asia); Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh, and Brahmaputra Water Politics (Marine Corps University Press); and Russia’s Peripheral Relevance to US-Indo Pacific Relations (Center for the National Interest).

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