EAS Speaker: David Shambaugh


Event Date

L.J. Andrews Conference Room (SSH 2203)

Where Is China Headed Under Xi Jinping? Unstable Stability


"What is the state of China at present and where is it headed under Xi Jinping's leadership?  China's government likes to present an image of stability and progress--but how accurate is this? Is it accurate or a facade? What are the unseen fissures and challenges that Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party face? In this special lecture, Professor David Shambaugh will evaluate the state of China's politics, its economy and society, its foreign relations, the key variables and likely trajectory of the country in the near future."



Professor David Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and award-winning author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia. He is the Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs, and the founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Currently, he is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.