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**NEW DATE** Unfinished Stories: Power Transitions, National Narratives, and China - Todd Hall, CWP Fellow

Story imageHow will China behave as a rising power?  Dr. Hall will explore this question and examine how national stories on past events can shape the incentives political elites face when making foreign policy.  In the case of China, this talk argues that there are several prominent national stories that may encourage foreign policy behavior that, while not revisionist vis-a-vis international relations on power transitions, can produce destabilizing effects for the region.

Todd is currently a China and the World Fellow and his research concerns the role of emotional behavior in international relations. Specifically, his project looks into the ways in which leaders draw upon shared understandings of emotional behavior when formulating foreign policy responses to signal intentions, focusing on German-Israeli relations, Sino-American relations, and the responses of various state governments to the September 11 attacks.  Dr. Hall holds a B.A. in International Relations from American University.  Todd received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2008 and will join the faculty at the University of Toronto as assistant professor of political science this fall.

Audience: open to the public

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 1

Date/Time: 04/01/10 at 4:30 pm - 04/01/10 at 6:00 pm

Category: CWP

Department: CWP