TIME: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
PLATFORM: Zoom webinar (call-in information will be provided following event sign-up)
DESCRIPTION: Renowned China scholar David Shambaugh describes the global competition for power, especially in Asia, under way between the United States and China in his new book, Where Great Powers Meet. Concentrating on Southeast Asia, Professor Shambaugh notes that the two countries vie for position and influence across the area; the outcome of the contest will probably determine whether Asia leaves the American orbit after seventy years and falls into a Chinese sphere of influence. The United States retains strengths including deep and broad security ties, soft power, and direct investment across the region that outweigh China's. China, however, has more diplomatic influence, much greater trade, and geographic proximity.
Join the National Committee on December 1 at 4:00 p.m. EST for a virtual program with Professor David Shambaugh as he looks at how ASEAN and its member states position themselves, and at the geopolitical future of Southeast Asia amidst the possibility of renewed great power competition in the region.