April 16, 2014
Public Policy Lecture Series: John J. Mearsheimer, “Can China Rise Peacefully?”
7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and codirector of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, examines the rise of China, its impact on world politics in the 21st century, and how a powerful China could lead to a potential clash with the U.S. and with China’s neighbors—Japan, India, and Vietnam. Mearsheimer has written extensively about security issues and international politics, publishing in both academic and popular journals and authoring five books; most recently, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics. His op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have addressed Bosnia, nuclear proliferation, American policy towards India, the failure of Arab-Israeli peace efforts, and the folly of invading Iraq. Sponsored by the Munk-Darling Lecture Fund in International Relations. For more information, visit the Public Policy Lecture Series online.