Sino-American Relations: Competition or Conflict?

Event Date: September 17

Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m.

Program: Student Union, University of Illinois at Springfield

Dinner:Student Union ,University of Illinois at Springfield

All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation.

Professor Michael Swaine will  present on the relationship between the U.S. and China. 

Michael Swaine is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies. Formerly a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, Swaine is a specialist in Chinese defense and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian international relations.

Dr. Swaine has authored and edited more than a dozen books and monographs and many journal articles and book chapters in these areas. These include America’s Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century (2011) and Sino-American Crisis Management and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (2009).

His latest analysis includes: “The U.S. Can’t Afford to Demonize China” for Foreign Policy, “Chinese Views on the U.S. National Security and National Defense Strategies” for China Leadership Monitor, and “Creating an Unstable Asia: the U.S. ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Strategy” for Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Swaine directs several security-related projects with Chinese partners, and advises the U.S. government on Asian security issues. He received his doctorate in government and a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.