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Johns Hopkins SAIS Faculty Research Forum Presents: Kent Calder

September 17, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Faculty Research Forum invites you to join Dr. Kent E. Calder, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation and Director of the school's Reischauer Center as he discusses his new book, "Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration," and addresses the questions:


Does geography matter in a borderless twenty-first century world? If so, how, when, and why? and What are China's geo-economic strengths and weaknesses in the era of Trump?


About the Book: A Eurasian transformation is underway, and it flows from China. With a geopolitically central location, the country's domestic and international policies are poised to change the face of global affairs. The Belt and Road Initiative has called attention to a deepening Eurasian continentalism that has much more significant implications than have yet been recognized. In Super Continent, Calder presents a theoretically guided and empirically grounded explanation for these changes. He shows that key inflection points, beginning with the Four Moderniza-tions and the collapse of the Soviet Union; and culminating in China's response to the Global Financial Crisis and Crimea's annexation, are triggering tectonic shifts.

Location: Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW