Pardee Center Hosts RPI Launch Event, “The Rise of China: Theory, Practice & Implications for the Biden Administration”

On February 26, 2021, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted the launch event for the Rising Powers Initiative (RPI), a new Pardee Center research program. The event, titled “The Rise of China: Theory, Practice & Implications for the Biden Administration,” featured Aaron Friedberg (Princeton University), Stacie Goddard (Wellesley College), RPI Director Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Boston University), and Joshua Shifrinson (Boston University).

The mission of RPI is to understand why rising powers flourish or fail in terms of security, governance, and health, and to understand the impact they have on the international orders of their time. RPI will conduct interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on five emerging powers with increasing global impact: China, India, Brazil, the European Union/Germany, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). How these countries manage the fates of their citizens, and whether they make or overturn global norms and institutions, holds the key to understanding power transitions past and present, and the future stability of international society.

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