2014 Bernard Schwartz Book Award Luncheon and Discussion
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary Bass (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) was named winner of the 2014 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for its outstanding contribution to advancing the understanding of contemporary Asia and U.S.-Asia relations. In The Blood Telegram, Dr. Bass paints a picture of U.S.-South Asia relations during the Cold War, telling the story of the U.S. role in the 1971 civil war in East Pakistan which led to the creation of the state of Bangladesh.
David Shambaugh’s China Goes Global: The Partial Power (Oxford University Press, 2013) and William Dalrymple’s Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839-42 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) were selected as honorable mentions for the 2014 Award.
Join us for a special luncheon honoring the winning authors. This event will feature remarks by Gary Bass and David Shambaugh, as well as a discussion moderated by Marshall Bouton, Interim Executive Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase and have copies of The Blood Telegram and China Goes Global signed by their respective authors after the event.
Gary Bass is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. His other books include Freedom’s Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Alfred A. Knopf) and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press). He has also written numerous articles for academic journals and contributed chapters for edited volumes on international affairs.
David Shambaugh is Professor of Politics and International Affairs as well as Director of the China Policy Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. He has authored several books on China and is a frequent contributor to international media on policy issues related to China.
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