China Rising

China Rising

A New Multipolar World Order
April 23, 2023
Featuring:
Michael O'Hanlon

Canandaigua native and foreign policy expert Michael O’Hanlon returns to the Forum to discuss China’s emergence as a global superpower. And the implications this has for U.S and global security.

Moderated by: Michael Winship

In 1972, President Richard Nixon’s visit to Beijing marked the end of China’s global isolation and its return to the world scene. Fifty-one years later, China has grown from economic irrelevance into a global manufacturing superpower; developed its insular, inward focused foreign policy into a muscular, quasi-imperialistic domination of developing nations and neighbors; and expanded its antiquated, defensive oriented military into a technological, power projection force with global reach.

What does China’s rise into global leadership mean to the United States? How should we engage with and/or defend against China’s expanding economic, political, military power?

In extended discussion with Michael Winship, foreign policy expert Michael O’Hanlon will help us understand the implications China’s rise to global prominence is having on our national security today. And tomorrow.

Moderated by: Michael Winship

In 1972, President Richard Nixon’s visit to Beijing marked the end of China’s global isolation and its return to the world scene. Fifty-one years later, China has grown from economic irrelevance into a global manufacturing superpower; developed its insular, inward focused foreign policy into a muscular, quasi-imperialistic domination of developing nations and neighbors; and expanded its antiquated, defensive oriented military into a technological, power projection force with global reach.

What does China’s rise into global leadership mean to the United States? How should we engage with and/or defend against China’s expanding economic, political, military power?

In extended discussion with Michael Winship, foreign policy expert Michael O’Hanlon will help us understand the implications China’s rise to global prominence is having on our national security today. And tomorrow.

About Michael O'Hanlon:

Dr. Michael O’Hanlon, a Canandaigua native and Canandaigua Academy Graduate of Distinction, is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution. A member of the International Institute For Strategic Studies, he has published extensively on the projection of U.S. power, including in 2015 The Future of Land Warfare, and more recently, Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe.

In addition to his work at Brookings, Mr. O’Hanlon is an adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities and the University of Denver. He was a member of the external advisory board at the Central Intelligence Agency from 2011 to 2012. From 1989 to 1994, he was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982 to 1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French.

After graduating from Canandaigua Academy in 1978, Mr. O’Hanlon earned degrees from Princeton University in Physics (B.A., 1982), Engineering (M.S., 1987) and Public & International Affairs (Ph.D., 1991).

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