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SECWAC Presents: "Odd Arne Westad on US-China Relations: A New Cold War"

  • 19 Jan 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Odd Arne Westad

Odd Arne Westad presents: "US-China Relations: A New Cold War?”

Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs, Yale University

When: Wednesday, January 19, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Due to concerns about COVID, this program will be available only virtually via Zoom.

Presenter: Odd Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs, Yale University

The Topic: "US-China Relations: A New Cold War?”

Yale historian Arne Westad, author of “The Cold War” and "Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750”, amongst many scholarly tomes, will discuss his 2019 Foreign Affairs article on US-China relations in the context of a possible new Cold War, available at this site: "The Sources of Chinese Conduct: Are Washington and Beijing Fighting a New Cold War?":  

He also published a related article on the Foreign Affairs website in 2021 with Li Chen, Associate professor at the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China:  “Can Cold War History Prevent US-Chinese Calamity: Learning the  Right Lessons of the Past":

About Odd Arne Westad

Odd Arne Westad is a scholar of modern international and global history, with a specialization in the history of eastern Asia since the 18th century. Originally from Ålesund on the Norwegian coast, he studied history, philosophy, and modern languages in Oslo before doing a graduate degree in US/international history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Westad joined the faculty at Yale after teaching at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he was School Professor of International History, and at Harvard University, where he was the S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations. At Yale, he teaches in the History Department and at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, is an adviser at Davenport College, and serves as director of International Security Studies. Westad is a fellow of the British Academy and of several other national academies, a visiting professor at Peking University, and a research associate of the Harvard Fairbank Center. To learn more about Odd Arne Westad, please visit Yale University's biography link here: 

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