Asia's Changing Strategic Dynamics and the Implications for China's Rise and US-China Relations

Evan Medeiros

Asia's Changing Strategic Dynamics and the Implications for China's Rise and US-China Relations

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Dr Evan Medeiros (formerly Special Assistant to U.S. President and Senior Director for Asian affairs, National Security Council)
Convenor: 
Professor Rosemary Foot
Series: 
Chun-tu Hsueh Distingished Lecture

Dr Evan S. Medeiros served for 6 years in the the White House's National Security Council as President Obama's top Asia and China adviser, departing in June 2015. He previously worked at the RAND Corporation for 7 years as a senior political scientist conducting research on the international politics of the Asia-Pacific, Chinese foreign and security policy and US-China relations.

He has numerous publications in these research areas, including: China's International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification and Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Policies and Practices.

This lecture will explore the dynamic interaction between economics and security in the Asia-Pacific. Specifically, it will examine how the rapidly changing economic situation in the Asia Pacific - the region-wide growth slowdown - is changing political and security relationships in Asia. Particular focus will be given to how these dynamics will affect China's strategy in Asia and the US-China relationship.

All are welcome. This event is organised by the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, with the support of the University of Oxford China Centre.