https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/63c8638425d0283000484708 Boston Public Library: Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Lectures & Conferences
For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence?
Join us for a timely discussion of this topic with David Lampton, Senior Research Fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. The program will feature expert remarks from Mr. Lampton, live audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other globally-oriented participants.
This program will happen in-person in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the Boylston Street Building of the Central Library in Copley Square and over Zoom webinar. For in-person attendees, following the main program there will be a reception with refreshments from 7 to 7:30 PM.
For in-person attendance, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-decisions-with-david-m-lampton-china-and-the-us-tickets-518787436187?aff=BPL.
For online attendance over Zoom webinar, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3716740600826/WN_4hd3UREOTgyEmL6P6qsMzg.
David M. Lampton is Senior Research Fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies—SAIS. For more than two decades he was Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at SAIS. Lampton is former Chairman of the The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, former President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York, and former Dean of Faculty at SAIS. His many publications, academic and popular, deal with US-China Relations, Chinese Foreign Policy, Chinese Leadership, Chinese Politics, and Chinese Power. His most recent volume tells the exciting story of China’s drive to build high-speed railways in Southeast Asia—Rivers of Iron. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in political science where, as an undergraduate student, he was a firefighter. Lampton has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies. He is a Life Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Colorado College and was in the US Army Reserve in the enlisted and commissioned ranks.
For more biographical information, please visit the event page by WorldBoston.
This program is presented in partnership by World Boston, the Boston Public Library, the Lowell Institute, and the GBH Forum Network.
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