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Audrye Wong and Alex Yu-Ting Lin – Rising China in a Changing Asia
June 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alex Yu-Ting Lin, predoctoral research fellow, Belfer Center’s International Security Program; Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California
Audrye Wong, Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft postdoctoral fellow, Belfer Center; postdoctoral fellow; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Moderator: Grace Headinger, Operations Coordinator, Belfer Center
Over the past decade, China’s emergence as a geopolitical leader in Asia has upended the region’s U.S.-led economic and security status quo. As both the U.S. and China vie for influence over other Asia-Pacific states, both countries are locked in an international rivalry that threatens to erupt into conflict. Furthermore, their diverging economic and security priorities paint two distinctly different visions for the region with greater implications for the global stage.
Dr. Audrye Wong and Alex Yu-Ting Lin, International Security Program research fellows at the Belfer Center, will discuss their research on great power competition in the Asia-Pacific region, from whether China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative translates into tangible, political outcomes, to why Chinese influence among the region’s smallest states will define its likelihood for future conflict, to how COVID-19 will impact U.S.-China strategic competition. They will also share stories of their academic paths and answer your questions about pursuing international security research as a career.
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