Obama and the Rise of China: Forecasting  Sino-U.S. Relations after the Presidential Election

Speaker : Dr. Willy Wo-lap Lam
Professor of China Studies, Akita International University, Japan

Date :13 November 2008

Time :11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Speaker's Biography:

Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam is a globally recognized authority on Chinese politics and foreign policy. He has worked in senior editorial positions in the international media including Asiaweek newsmagazine, South China Morning Post, and the Asia-Pacific Headquarters of CNN. He was a foreign correspondent based in Beijing from 1986 to 1989. Dr. Lam's views on China are often sought by global media such as CNN, BBC, ABC, Bloomberg, Voice of America, and other major publications and electronic media. Dr Lam is currently a Professor of China Studies at Akita International University, Japan. He is also an Adjunct Professor/Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and a Senior Fellow at Jamestown Foundation, a think tank in Washington D.C. that specialises in China, Russia, and Central Asia. His recent publications include: Chinese Politics in the Hu Jintao Era (M E Sharpe, New York, 2006); An Unvarnished Portrait of Hu Jintao (in Japanese) (Shogagukan Press, Tokyo, 2002); and The Era of Jiang Zemin (Prentice Hall, Singapore & New York, 1999).

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Department of Political Science


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