BtH: After the Chinese Communist Party Congress

BtH China

The Beyond the Headlines @BUPardeeSchool, or BtH, series at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, continued on November 7, 2017 with a panel discussion on the recent 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, one of the most important domestic political events in China, showcasing its leadership transition.

The panel included David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The New York Times; Roderick MacFarquhar, the Leroy B. Williams Research Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Harvard University; and Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Pardee School. The panel was organized by Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School. 

The conversation covered the future of China in the wake of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and what President Xi Jinping’s leadership means for China’s rise. The panel, which was open to the public, attracted a large audience from the Boston-area community as well as international scholars.

Beyond the Headlines is a regular series at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies which seeks to cultivate informed conversations among experts and practitioners on issues that are currently in the news headlines, but to do so with a focus on intellectual analysis and on longer-range trends. Recent Beyond the Headlines discussions have focused on topics including the future of U.S. global climate policyeconomic challenges facing Puerto Rico and the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Upcoming Beyond the Headlines events will feature discussions on topics including how Rwanda’s young majority influences the institutions that shape their lives.