Public Lecture: A World Safe for Autocracy?

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We are very excited to announce this exciting talk by Professor Jessica Chen Weiss arranged by Faculty of Social Science in connection with Think China and the Centre for Military Studies.

The event will be moderated by professor Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen, Dean at the Faculty of Social Science, UCPH


What does China want, and where are U.S.-China tensions headed? Far from a “Beijing consensus,” the Chinese government must grapple with domestic debates and divisions over everything from when and how to use force in China’s territorial disputes to how ambitiously to pursue climate solutions at short-term costs to economic growth. Through the lens of domestic politics, nationalism, and regime insecurity in China, Weiss assesses Beijing’s international ambitions, the prospects for peaceful coexistence, and the future of international order.

Speaker's bio

Jessica Chen Weiss is the Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies in the Department of Government at Cornell University. From August 2021 to July 2022, she served as senior advisor to the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. State Department on a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars (IAF-TIRS). Weiss is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her research appears in International Organization, China Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, and Review of International Political Economy, as well as in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Quarterly.

Practical information
Date and time: November 10th 14:15-15:45.

Location: University of Copenhagen, City Campus, Room 35.01.44, entrance from Gammeltoftsgade 15, 1353 Copenhagen

Registration: The event is free for all to attend.