The Return of the West: The U.S., EU, and China


Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 4:10pm to 5:30pm


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Richard RosecranceRichard Rosecrance, Harvard Kennedy School
Co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

About the Seminar
The United States is a democracy in (relative) decline. But it need not make war to reverse its fortunes or become subject to the attacks of other nations. Economic forces, as outlined in this seminar and Rosecrance’s forthcoming book, The Return of the West: The United States, the European Union and China, will likely mute challenges and also raise the overall power and influence of Western nations.

About the Speaker
Richard Rosecrance, adjunct professor in public policy, is also research professor of political science at the University of California and a senior fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was the former director of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. He has written widely on international topics including: The Rise of the Trading State (translated into Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, German, and Indonesian); The Rise of the Virtual State (translated into Japanese, Chinese, German, and Spanish); America’s Economic Resurgence; The Costs of Conflict (co-editor); The Domestic Bases of Grand Strategy (translated into Chinese); and The New Great Power Coalition (editor). His edited book: No More States? – Globalization, Self-Determination and Terrorism (co-editor) was published in September 2006. His book, The Return of the West: The United States, the European Union, and China will be published by Yale University Press next year. He served on the Policy Planning Council of the U.S. Department of State and has received Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie, and many other fellowships. Rosecrance has held regular university posts at Cornell and Berkeley and visiting positions at the IISS, Kings College (London), the London School of Economics, the European University Institute (Florence), and the Australian National University. In the spring of 2007, he was a Fulbright Professor at Nuffield College, Oxford.