Predicting China with Professor David Shambaugh


In this luncheon discussion, Professor Shambaugh will lead off with a brief summary of his last book China’s Future  (2016). He will describe the main arguments of that study and assess the degree of continuity and change in China since it was published. The discussion will then turn to identifying the main variables shaping China’s evolution today and into the medium-term future.


 David Shambaugh is Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science, and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where he also directs the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is an internationally recognized authority on China’s domestic politics, foreign policy, military and security, and the international relations of Asia. He is the former Editor of The China Quarterly, a frequent commentator in the international media, a consultant to the U.S. Government and private foundations, and the author of numerous books, chapters, and articles on different aspects of China and Asian affairs. His most recent books (2016) are China’s Futureand The China Reader: Rising Power.

Participation is free, and no registration is needed for this event.