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U.S.-China relations amidst changing Asian politics to be discussed by Bonnie Glaser, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, on April 2, 2013

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- With new leadership in China, growing conflict between China and Japan, the Korean Peninsula on high alert, and U.S. foreign policy shifting more focus to Asia, what lies ahead for the U.S.-China relationship?  Center for Strategic and International Studies fellow Bonnie Glaser will examine these and related matters in her talk “U.S. Pivot to Asia and U.S.-China Relations”, on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m., in Rockefeller Hall 300.

Glaser is a former consultant to the U.S. departments of State and Defense, and a recognized expert on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. Now a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, she is also a senior associate with the CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the U.S. government on East Asia. Glaser has written extensively on Chinese threat perceptions and Sino-U.S. relations, for such outlets as the New York Times, Washington Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, International Security, Problems of Communism, Contemporary Southeast Asia, American Foreign Policy Interests, Far Eastern Economic Review, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, and International Herald Tribune, as well as for various edited volumes on Asian security.

This free and open public event is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, the Gillespie Forum local public affairs group, the Vassar program in Asian Studies and the college’s Department of Political Science.

The World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley offers non-partisan information and educational opportunities to promote citizen understanding and participation in world affairs. The council is particularly committed to reaching high school and college students through school outreach, collaborative programming, and internships. They offer a series of lectures in the fall and spring at college campuses in the Mid-Hudson Valley  (http://www.hvworldaffairscouncil.org/).

June Gillespie founded the Gillespie Forum in 1988 in memory of her husband Aaron. Its mission is to inform and engage the community by presenting viewpoints, programs, and speakers on significant issues. The organization cooperates with local colleges and organizations to host events, lectures and film screenings on diverse topics ranging from the crisis in contemporary media to the Holocaust, and from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to terrorism (http://www.gillespieforum.org/).

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Vassar College is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, and directions to the campus can be found at http://www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 26, 2013