Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Chair of International Affairs and Professor of Government, recently presented a paper titled “Is There a U.S. Grand Strategy Toward the Rise of China?” at the University of Warsaw, Poland.
The paper addressed aspects of conflict and cooperation in the relationship between the U.S. and China. Cafruny said the United States is gradually developing a more confrontational approach towards China’s economic rise, although one that is being shaped in the context of important disagreements among U.S. policymakers and multinational corporations.
The conference, “Inventing Hegemonies: Theories and Approaches,” was the first of three on the topic of hegemonic transitions in world politics. It included presentations by 15 scholars from around the world. Subsequent events will take place in Berlin and Shanghai.
The project is supported by the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) Research Institute, an international think tank based in Berlin. The DOC enjoys U.N. Economic and Social Council Special Consultative Status and collaborates with UNESCO.