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China’s Global Ambitions: What Are They and What Do They Mean for the United States?

Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 pm | Free | Weber Music Hall

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UMD’s Alworth Institute for International Studies hosts Dr. Carla P. Freeman, senior expert on China for the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. for an in-person lecture. Freeman will discuss “China’s Global Ambitions: What are they and what do they mean for the United States?” The presentation will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

Dr. Freeman will address the position of China as a global power in the international system. The relationship of China with the U.S. remains tense with continuing conflict over trade issues, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and China’s potential influence and leadership in East Asia and internationally. Freeman will examine this frosty relationship with an emphasis on the Chinese government’s perspective and intentions.

Dr. Freeman recently joined USIP from the China Studies faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she also directed the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. Previous to her work at SAIS, she worked for the Johnson Foundation as a political risk consultant for Asia and in the areas of international civil society and sustainable development. She holds a doctorate in international relations and China from SAIS in addition to degrees from Yale University and Sciences Po in Paris. Her comparative study of China’s policies in the high seas and outer space (published in June 2019 online), won the China Quarterly’s 2020 Gordon White Prize.

The Alworth Institute’s programs include the ongoing International Lecture Series, the weekly International Brown Bag Series and the annual Memorial Lecture. Visit the website at alworth.org. This lecture is part of the World Beyond Our Borders series, sponsored with the College of St. Scholastica and funded in part by the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and with support from the League of Women Voters of Duluth.


Oct 21, 2021
7:00 pm
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UMD Alworth Institute
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