"Informed Citizens Make Great Decisions" with Prof. Jessica Liao, NCSU School of Public and International Affairs
Great Decisions Topic: "Is There A Crisis in the South China Sea?" "The South China Sea is an area of hotly competing territorial claims, China being its most vocal claimant. In recent years Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with the countries in the region, even more so since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy." - from Great Decisions, the Foreign Policy Association
About the instructor: Previously Dr. Liao taught at George Washington University and at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur where she was a visiting fellow. Her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California is in International Relations and her M.A.is in China Studies from National Sun Yat-Sun University in Taiwan.
Prof. Liao's research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and on East Asian politics. She teaches courses at NC State on the Politics of East Asia and on the Politics of China and Japan. Developmental States and Business Activism: East Asia’s Trade Dispute Settlement, her most recent book, discusses the role of government-business relations in China, South Korea, and Taiwan in governmental decisions to solve trade disputes.
This program is funded in part with a grant from BJH Foundation
RSVP by 10/14 to guarantee lunch. After 10/14, please call 919-676-6170 to register.
JCC Members: FREE General Community: $10.00