Speaker: James Steinberg, University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Syracuse University
In the past year, the leaders of China and the United States laid out their respective visions for future peace and prosperity in widely noted speeches at Davos (President Xi) and the UN (President Trump). What do those speeches tell us about the emerging grand strategies of the world’s two leading powers and the implications for East Asia and beyond?
Mr. Steinberg was dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University from 2011 to June 2016. He was previously principal deputy secretary of state for Hillary Clinton, dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, vice president and foreign policy studies director at Brookings Institution, President Clinton’s deputy national security advisor, director of the State Department’s policy planning staff, and deputy assistant secretary for analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He co-authored Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century and Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power.
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