Power Transition and the Rise of China
Is war between the United States and China inevitable? Our second seminar devoted to the causes of war will explore theories of power transition along with in-depth analysis of China’s global economic activities and objectives.
Based on the current trajectory, many analysts believe that war is not only possible, but likely. After all, 12 of the past 16 cases in which a rising power challenged a ruling power resulted in conflict. However, others believe this is a dangerous, self-fulfilling prophecy with potentially disastrous implications for Washington and Beijing.
The seminar will be led by Dr. Michael Tierney, Director of William & Mary’s Global Research Institute and a co-founder of the AidData project, which tracks Chinese investments overseas.
Participants will gain an understanding of the structural and economic forces driving great power competition with China. The event is open to all UVA students and local partners.