U.S. strategies in East Asia
topic of Feb. 1 talk
Rescheduled: 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in Room 2212 of Dunbar Hall
The potential impact of United States' strategies in East Asia will be outlined in a talk by Dr. Ling Wei, professor of international studies and director of the East Asian Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China.
Wei's presentation, "Rebalancing or Debalancing: The U.S. Strategies and New Asian Order," is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Room 2212 of Dunbar Hall. The talk is open to the public free of charge.
Wei is a professor of international studies and director of the East Asian Studies Center at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing; currently, she is a 2012-2013 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Cornell University. Wei is the Chinese contact for the Network of East Asian Think-tanks and is on the editorial board of “Foreign Affairs Review” (Waijiao Pinglun). She has served as a visiting scholar at Oakland University in Michigan and the French Institute of International Relations. Her research interests include international relations theory and East Asian regionalism. Wei holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from CFAU.
For more information, view the event flier.
Temple-Raston is a Belgian-born American journalist and award-winning author, well known for her 2001 book, “A Death in Texas,” and for her work as a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News during President Bill Clinton's two terms. She joined the NPR staff in March 2007 and reports on counterterrorism at home and abroad for NPR News.
This year, the "Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series" offered by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will feature eight talks in Grand Rapids. "Great Decisions" is one of the largest foreign policy lecture series in the nation and the state's only lecture series devoted to American foreign policy issues.
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Series
The council's Grand Rapids programs, which carry an admission fee, will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Aquinas College, near the corner of Plymouth and Robinson Road. They will take place from 6 to 7:15 p.m. over eight consecutive Mondays from Feb. 4 through March 25.
The cost per lecture at Aquinas is $10 for World Affairs Council members and $15 for others. Faculty, students and staff of the council’s educational partners, including WMU, may attend free of charge by showing their WMU ID at the door. Package-ticket deals are available for members and nonmembers, and there is free parking close to the Performing Arts Center.
The dates and names of the eight planned talks, along with their presenters, are:
- Feb. 4, “The New Threat Assessment: Defending America on a Budget,” NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston.
- Feb. 11- “Brothers, Sisters and Soldiers: Egypt's Transition to Democracy,” Dr. Annie Dandavati, 2012 Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo.
- Feb. 18- “Global Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Always? Everywhere?,” Dr. George Lopez, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.
- Feb. 25- “NATO's New Security Challenges: Outlook from Turkey,” Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, Chicago, Ill.
- March 4- “Red Line: Iran, Israel and the Bomb,” Reza Marashi, National Iranian American Council, Washington, D.C.
- March 11- “The Road to a New Myanmar: Where Could It Lead?,” Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern, print and photojournalist team reporting on Southeast Asia.
- March 18- “Feeding the Dragon: China in Africa,” panel discussion.
- March 25- “Imperfect Union: The Eurozone in Crisis,” Dr. John McCormick, professor of European Union politics at Indiana University and Dr. John Pottow, professor of law at the University of Michigan.
For more information about WMU's "Great Decisions" lectures, contact Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-5890.
For more about the World Affairs Council or its lectures visit: http://www.worldmi.org/