China’s rise is unprecedented in terms of its scale and scope. Graham Allison, a leading US national security expert and Harvard professor, argues that China’s ascent eventually will force America to relinquish its position as the global hegemonic power. Could this shift precipitate a major war? In an eloquent presentation, Allison reveals how lessons from history can alleviate strained Sino-US relations.
In this summary, you will learn
- How China is challenging America’s position in the world and
- What lessons the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens offers to contemporary geopolitics.
About the Speaker
Political scientist Graham Allison is the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School.