Join the Iowa International Center for the next event in its ongoing Dialogue Series:
China’s Rise: Questions of Peace and Power Struggle as the Country Ascends
Dr. David Skidmore, Ph.D., will address one of the most significant questions in international politics today: will China’s growing power disrupt or maintain the current political order? Through a discussion of both perspectives, Dr. Skidmore will introduce the differing factions of this defining political debate. He’ll present a historical viewpoint, which suggests the risk of a great power war has increased during periods when a rising power challenges the dominant one, and China’s growth in an American-dominated international system will be the same. He’ll also present the idea that the current liberal international order is easy to join and hard to overturn, giving China incentive to preserve rather than challenge the status quo.
Dr. Skidmore is the Director the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship and the Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs, both at Drake University. He previously taught at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China, and served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong.
All Dialogue programs take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Meredith Corporation Conference Core at 1716 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines.
This is a FREE event. Free parking is available for the public in the on-site parking garage at Meredith.
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