David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director of The China Policy Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
The Council is pleased to present the 46th Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture. The international order in Asia is shifting as a result of China’s increasingly active diplomacy, economic centrality, and military might. Some observers believe that China is challenging and replacing the United States as the region’s major power and key actor. These observers also argue that the U.S. and China are set on a collision course for regional dominance. Other analysts believe that Washington and Beijing can constructively cooperate together to manage regional issues, and that their relationship is not a zero-sum game. Either way, China’s ascent is changing the nature of the regional system that has characterized Asia for more than a quarter century. In this year’s Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture, Professor David Shambaugh of George Washington University will explore the elements of China’s regional rise and its implications for the evolving Asian order. The lecture coincides with the publication of his newest book Power Shift: China and Asia’s New Dymanics, published by the University of California Press in January 2006. David Shambaugh has been Professor of Political Science & International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University since 1996. He directed the Sigur Center for Asian Studies from 1996-98, and since that time has directed the China Policy Program, in the Elliott School. He has also been a nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program and the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution since 1997. He previously taught at the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies, served as Editor of The China Quarterly (1991-1995), and directed the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1986-87). He has been a visiting at scholar numerous institutions in China, as well as in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan. He has received numerous research and project grants from various private foundations, including Smith Richardson, Ford, Rockefeller, German Marshall Fund, W. Alton Jones, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Academy, the U.K. Economic & Social Research Council, and others. He has published widely-having authored five and edited twelve books, over 100 articles and book chapters, and many opinion-editorials. He is a frequent commentator on Chinese and Asian affairs in the international media, sits on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, and has served as a consultant to several governments, research institutes, and private corporations. He is a member of the national Committee on U.S.-China Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, World Economic Forum, Pacific Council on International Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Asia Society, and other public policy organizations. PLEASE NOTE: Copies of Professor Shambaugh’s books will be on special display and available for purchase at the Yale University Bookstore, 77 Broadway, Telephone: 203.777.8440.