Past Event

A World Safe for Autocracy: The Domestic Politics of China's Foreign Policy

October 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Online Event

Please join us for a lecture with:

Jessica Chen Weiss - Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University

How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy? What role do nationalism and ideology play in Beijing’s regional and global ambitions? The Chinese leadership has been at once a revisionist, defender, reformer, and free-rider in the international system—insisting rigidly on issues that are central to its domestic survival, while showing flexibility on issues that are more peripheral. To illuminate this variation and prospects for conflict and cooperation, Weiss will discuss her new book project, which theorizes and illustrates the domestic-international linkages in Beijing’s approach to issues ranging from sovereignty and homeland disputes to climate change and COVID-19.

This event will be conducted online via Zoom. Please register here.  

Organized by China and the World Program and co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.