Ash Community Speaker Series: China and the World Order in Transition?


Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Miwa Hirono, Visiting Fellow with the Program on Crisis Leadership; and Dr. Dandan Zhu, Visiting Asia Fellow. Arne Westad, the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, HKS, will moderate.  

China’s foreign policy represented by the Belt and Road Initiative brings with it a speculation about the transition towards a China-centric global order. Hirono and Zhu will discuss the domestic and international complexities that affect such a transition. Hirono will show a wide variety of perceptions that people in conflict and disaster-affected regions have about China’s international responsibility as a great power, while Zhu will examine the major factors that have shaped the state leadership’s views of China’s duties beyond the border since 2010 and discusses how to assess Chinese views and practices with regard to global governance. 

Lunch will be served. 

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center. The series is a forum to discuss new ideas, innovative work, and ongoing projects that are related to the Ash Center's mission to make the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion.