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Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Noon
FSU Law School Rotunda
425 W. Jefferson St.

The college's Broad International Lecture series presents a talk by a noted China scholar on the country’s direction in recent years and what it means for relations with the U.S.

Elizabeth C. Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will discuss how the current Chinese president is transforming the country at home and abroad by rejecting the liberalizing reforms of his predecessors and reasserting state control.

Inheriting a China burdened with slowing economic growth, rampant corruption, choking pollution and a failing social welfare system, President Xi has reversed course, enhancing Communist Party and state control.

Beyond its borders, the nation has recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim its past glory and to create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives.

Economy’s talk will examine whether China can realize its domestic and foreign policy goals under Xi and how the U.S. and other countries should respond in order to protect and advance their own interests.

Elizabeth Economy is a senior fellow and director of Asian studies at the independent think tank CFR. She is an acclaimed author and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her most recent book, “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State” (Oxford University Press, 2018), was shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize, a prestigious literary award for foreign affairs books.

She is also a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

The lecture is free and open to the public.