Is conflict with China avoidable? While the United States and China have seen decades of competitive but peaceful relations, the future is uncertain. China has continued to increase military spending and expand its presence into contested areas that have caused tension with US allies including Japan and the Philippines. Meanwhile, situations in Syria and Eastern Europe have called into question the Obama administration’s ability to rebalance to Asia. How can the United States reduce the chances of a conflict with China? How do new technologies such as cyber and space defense play a role?
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:30 a.m., James Steinberg, Dean of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, former Deputy Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State will lead a discussion on the policy options facing Washington and Beijing with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
The event will be held at the: The Chicago Club (81 E. Van Buren Street Chicago, IL 60605). The event is open to the public and registration is required. There is a $25 fee for members of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and $35 fee for nonmembers. Use the use the coupon code SYRACUSE to receive the discounted member rate! Register here: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/Files/Event/FY14_Events/06_June/US-China_Relations_in_the_21st_Century.aspx
James Steinberg is dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law at Syracuse University. He was the 16th deputy secretary of State from 2009 – 2011. From 1994 – 1996 Steinberg served as US state department director of Policy Planning, and then deputy national security advisor to President William Jefferson Clinton from 1996–2001. He received his BA from Harvard and JD from Yale Law School.
Steinberg’s new book, Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, will be available for purchase and signing after the program.