Thursday, March 5, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy ambitions and international influence? China is simultaneously a revisionist, reformer, innovator, and defender of the status quo—insisting rigidly on issues that are central to its domestic survival, while showing flexibility on issues that are more peripheral. To understand this variation, Weiss develops a framework to illuminate the domestic context of China's approach to world politics, including territorial disputes, climate change, and the promotion of a world safe for autocracy.