2019 Minerva Conference

International Order and Means of Influence as China Rises: A Symposium

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW
Lindner Commons, 6th Floor, Room 602
The Institute for Security and Conflict Studies invites you to a symposium on the implications of the rise of China for the current international order and the means that China has at its disposal to project its influence around the globe. The symposium features the research of half a dozen current and former GW faculty supported by a Minerva grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.


2:00: Introduction and Overview
Prof. Charles Glaser (GWU)

2:15-3:30: Session I
“Flawed Framework: Why We Shouldn’t View China’s Rise as a Threat to the Liberal International Order,” Prof. Charles Glaser (GWU)

“Rules-Based Maritime Order and U.S.-China Competition,” Prof. Mike Mochizuki (GWU)

“Alliance Commitments and Nuclear Escalation Risk: Evidence from the Cold War, Implications for Asia Today,” Prof. Caitlin Talmadge (Georgetown)

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45-5:00: Session II
“Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance,” Prof. Stephen Kaplan (GWU)

“Understanding How China’s Diaspora Policy Generates Influence,” Prof. Harris Mylonas (GWU)

“Picking Your Friends: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change and the Quality of Interstate Relations,” Prof. Alexander Downes (GWU)