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Address by Dr. Elizabeth Economy

Event Date: 
June 21, 2018 - 5:15pm - 7:10pm

Dr. Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow & Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver an address titled “Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations” before the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The program will be held in the Constellation Room at the World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 at 6:00 p.m.

Xi Jinping is transforming China at home and abroad. Over the past five years, he has taken unprecedented steps to consolidate his authority, has overseen the expansion of Communist Party’s role in Chinese political, social, and economic life, and has constructed a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between China and the outside world. Beyond its borders, Beijing has recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim its past glory and to create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives. Will China realize these domestic and foreign policy goals under Xi? How should the United States and others should respond in order to protect and advance their own interests?

Elizabeth Economy is the C. V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Economy is an acclaimed author and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her latest book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, (Oxford University Press, 2018) analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping. She is also the author of By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World (Oxford University Press, 2014) with Michael Levi, and The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future (Cornell University Press, 2004; 2nd edition, 2010; Japanese edition, 2005; Chinese edition, 2011). Dr. Economy received her BA from Swarthmore College, her AM from Stanford University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan.

Reservations are required. Members may attend free of charge and membership is open to the public. Non-member admission is $25.00 and the guest fee is $10.00. Membership, event information, and reservations may be obtained by phone (410-727-2150), fax (410-727-2174), by email ([email protected]), via the Council website,, or by post to The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1611, Baltimore, MD 21202.


World Trade Center, Baltimore
401 E. Pratt Street
United States