"Will China pass the US by 2030?" by Prof Joseph Nye

Past Event

03 June 2015, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Nye Joseph
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Please note that this event is now full, but is being live webcast

This is a joint event between the Oxford Martin School and The Oxford International Relations Society (IRSoC)

For more than a century, the United States has been the world′s most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post–American world? Will China′s rapid rise spark a new Cold War between the two titans?

The lecture is free and open to all, Booking essential

This lecture will also be live webcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eqFO3zU3vo

About the speaker

Professor Joseph Nye is the Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School in the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a member of the Oxford Martin School Advisory Council. Professor Nye is the former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University,won a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard.

He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology.

His recent books include Soft Power, The Power Game: A Washington Novel, The Powers to Lead, The Future of Power, Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era and the latest released in 2015 Is the American Century Over?. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. In a recent survey of internatinal relations scholars, he was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers.

In November 2014 the Emperor Akihito of Japan conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition of his contribution to the development of studies on Japan-US security and to the promotion of the mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.


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