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China’s Global Ambitions and Its Domestic Challenges
Professor Mary E. Gallagher
Mary E. Gallagher is the Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights Professor at the University of Michigan where she is also the director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. Professor Gallagher received her Ph.D. in politics in 2001 from Princeton University and her B.A. from Smith College in 1991. Her most recent book is Authoritarian Legality in China: Law, Workers and the State (Cambridge University Press 2017). She is also the author or editor of several other books.

Speaker’s Synopsis: This presentation will examine China’s global ambitions as related to trade and investment, Belt and Road, and national security in the context of broad domestic challenges, such as environmental degradation, slowing growth, and rising expectations from the burgeoning middle class. The speaker relates China’s global aspirations to the regime’s desire to manage these domestic problems.