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Andrew Nathan - April 29, 2010

Andrew J. Nathan

Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

"Does the Rise of China Threaten American Interests?"

8:00 PM Thursday, April 29, 2010
University Theatre

One of the world's foremost experts on China, Professor Nathan has written and edited more than a dozen books on that country's politics and history. He will comment on the challenges and opportunities now confronting the United States and China in their historically troubled relationship.

A podcast of the lecture is available here.

"China's Human Rights Record and Why It Matters to Us"

3:40 PM Thursday, April 29, 2010
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Andrew J. Nathan, one of the world's foremost experts on China. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1971, he has taught political science at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. He is the chair of the steering committee of the Center for the Study of Human Rights, co-chair of the board for Human Rights in China, a member of the board of Freedom House, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia, which he chaired from 1995-2000. He is the regular Asia book reviewer for Foreign Affairs and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Democracy, The China Quarterly, The Journal of Contemporary China, China Information, and others. He does frequent interviews for the print and electronic media and has served as an advisor on several film documentaries on China.

Professor Nathan's voluminous publications include:

Peking Politics, 1918-1923 (1976)

Chinese Democracy (1985)

China's Crisis (1990)

The Great Wall and the Empty Fortress: China's Search for Security, with Robert S. Ross (1997, 2cd ed. 2009, co-authored with Andrew Scobell)

China's Transition (1997)

The Tiananmen Papers (2001), co-edited with Perry Link

China's New Rulers: The Secret Files (2002, 2cd ed. 2003), co-authored with Bruce Gilley

He has published articles in World Politics, Daedalus, The China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Asian Survey, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Asian Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, theInternational Herald Tribune, and elsewhere.