Destined for War?: U.S.-China Relations in 2017

Date(s) - 10/13/17
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago

Hosted by
Institute of Politics

Destined for War?: U.S.-China Relations in 2017

Fri, October 13, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Join the IOP, the Paulson Institute, and the Harris School of Public Policy as we welcome political scientist and Harvard professor Graham Allison. As former Assistant Secretary of Defense to President Clinton, Mr. Allison earned the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service for his role in reducing the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal. Since then, he has served as Director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, for which he is now a board member.

In light of his latest book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, Mr. Allison will discuss the future of U.S.-China relations, examining the potential conflicts between the two world powers. How will the United States respond to China’s growing influence? Is military action the only possible outcome? Or are there other solutions?

Moderating the discussion will be Dr. Evan A. Feigenbaum, Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Dr. Feigenbaum has developed U.S.-China policy under Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He is now a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.