We are living amidst a time of tumult in the international order as the international balance of power shifts. Central to this dynamic is a growing competition between the United States and China over who will determine the future of world order. Lost amidst the rhetoric of this rivalry, however, is a nuanced understanding of how each country’s interests conflict and coincide in complicated ways. This talk will explore China’s approaches to world orders in climate change, global trade, and maritime security and how they intersect with America’s own changing relationship to the international system.
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Rachel Esplin Odell is an expert in Chinese foreign policy, U.S. strategy in Asia, and the politics of international law and maritime security. She has worked as a Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and an International Security Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She earned her PhD in political science from MIT and speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. She recently began a position as a foreign affairs analyst in the U.S. Department of State, but her views do not necessarily represent those of the State Department or the U.S. government.