Professor John Mearsheimer, author of the landmark book, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, will discuss how the rise of China will affect international politics, especially in Asia. He will discuss how China – for good strategic reasons – will attempt to dominate Asia, much the way the United States dominates the Western Hemisphere. But many of China’s neighbors, as well as the United States, will go to great lengths to prevent China from becoming a regional hegemon. The result will be an intense security competition with a serious chance of war. Professor Mearsheimer will also address the U.S. Presidential election and what its implications will be for Sino-American relations in the years ahead.
Professor John Mearsheimer
R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science,
University of Chicago