Dr. Andrew J. Andreasen presents lecture on America/China relations at Dixie Forum
Dr. Andrew J. Andreasen, photo courtesy of DSU

Dr. Andrew J. Andreasen, who served as executive director of the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing from 2012 to 2015, will present “Recent Developments in U.S.-China Relations” at Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series, Dixie Forum. Andreasen will examine whether the America/China relationship will continue to guide America’s future diplomatic and economic policies. The lecture will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center at DSU. It is free and open to the public.

In his presentation, Andreasen will briefly survey the relationship between the United States and China prior to the communist takeover of China in 1949 and the subsequent re-establishment of diplomatic relations in 1979, when China began pursuing its policy of opening and reform. He will additionally discuss current developments in this relationship, including China’s economic development, the country’s increasing ambition as a rising regional power, and its pursuit of initiatives related to that ambition including militarization of the South China Sea and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Andreasen, who earned a doctoral degree from Stanford University, has more than 20 years experience working in China. Prior to working at Peking University, he was managing director of Asia Information Associates Limited and its consulting subsidiary in China, Shanghai AIAL Information Consulting Company Limited. A wholly owned subsidiary of Baker & McKenzie LLC, AIAL provides legal, regulatory consulting and corporate and translation services to the firm’s clients.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty, and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation.

Dixie Forum will resume noon Jan. 31 in the Dunford Auditorium with a presentation from Geoff Smith.

More information about Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series is available from DSU forum coordinator John Burns at (435) 879-4712 or burns@dixie.edu or at humanities.dixie.edu/the-dixie-forum.

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