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To Rise or Not to Rise? China, India, and the Search for Technology and Power - Professor Andy Kennedy, Australian National University

Feb 20, 2013 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 2 (Through Entrance B)


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China and India are often described as rising powers in the 21st century, yet debate surrounds whether and how fast they are rising vis-a-vis the US, and nowhere is this debate more important or more complex than in the domain of high technology. This talk compares China and India's technological ascents, with particular interest in information and communication technologies, and considers the implications for the evolving balance of power.

Andrew Kennedy is senior lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international politics in Asia, with particular interest in Chinese and Indian foreign policy. He is the author of The International Ambitions of Mao and Nehru: National Efficacy Beliefs and the Making of Foreign Policy (2012), and his writings have also appeared in International Security, The China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, The Washington Post, and The Japan Times. Andrew Kennedy received his PhD in 2007 from Harvard University’s Department of Government. He also holds a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

This talk is sponsored by the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School whose mission is to encourage research on China’s foreign relations and China within the international relations context. Free and open to the public.