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Great Decisions Lecture Series: Julie Snyder – China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation

March 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The Great Decisions Lecture Series is organized by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association of America.

Julie will speak on February 14th giving her lecture, China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation, in Brevard College’s McLarty-Goodson, Room 125.

Cost: $45 per person for the 6 lecture series or $10 per person for a single lecture. (Seating is limited) Register here.

In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions? What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?

Julie Snyder is a retired U.S. diplomat who worked in the field of international trade for over 30 years for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, a small foreign affairs agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. In her assignments to U.S. embassies in Canada, Asia, and Europe, she worked on a wide range of trade issues. She has taught courses on international trade topics for the OLLI College for Seniors at UNCA and is a volunteer business mentor for SCORE. Julie has a bachelor’s degree in French and political science from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


March 14
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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