May 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies, American Enterprise Institute
WorldBoston (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6175428995)
The rise of China as a modern superpower has prompted a variety of questions in the U.S. and around the world. From the height of the Qing empire to the present day, how has China approached the world? What is Beijing’s geopolitical “grand strategy,” and how might the U.S. respond as China seeks to shape its future in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond? Join us for a special Great Decisions event at the Boston Public Library as we hear from Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), as he discusses these and related questions.
Dan Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. Mr. Blumenthal has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade. From 2001 to 2004, he served as senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the Department of Defense. Additionally, he served as a commissioner on the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission since 2006-2012, and held the position of vice chairman in 2007. He has also served on the Academic Advisory Board of the congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Mr. Blumenthal is the co-author of “An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century” (AEI Press, November 2012).