From Superpower to Global Leader?


China and its role in the world — a conversation with Evan Medeiros


Over the last decade, China has achieved the status of a global superpower. Many observers interpreted President Xi Jinping’s speech this January as a sign of even larger Chinese ambitions on the world stage. How is China’s global role going to shape the world? And how will China’s domestic challenges influence its international presence?

At Asia Society Switzerland’s inaugural event in Basel, we discuss these questions with Evan Medeiros, who has played a key role in shaping the Asia strategy of the Obama administration and has worked actively with the Chinese leadership.

This event is held in cooperation with the University of Basel.

Evan S. Medeiros leads Eurasia Group’s research on Asia. In June 2015, he stepped down from the position of special assistant to the President and senior director for Asian affairs at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC). In that role, he served as President Barack Obama’s top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating US policy toward the Asia-Pacific across the areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy and intelligence affairs.
Mr. Medeiros is a specialist on China’s foreign and national security policies, U.S.-China relations, and Chinese defense and security issues. He has written several books and journal articles on a broad range of Asian security issues.

Event Details

Thu 18 May 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wildt'sches Haus Petersplatz 13 4051 Basel
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