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The World under Pressure: How China and India Are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment
Time: 13:30-15:00, March 8th, 2012
Location: Room 509, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Speaker: Carl DAHLMAN, Professor of International Relations, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Moderator: CHI Shufang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Language: English
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China Institute for Science and Technology Policy (CISTP)
Brief Introduction:
Based on his new book published by Stanford University Press, Prof. Dahlman will give a presentation concerning how the rapid rise of China and India are creating frictions in the global system that can spiral into trade, resource, cold and conventional wars; as well as disastrous climate change, in order to provide an integrated view of the impact of the two countries°Į rise in the context of increased global interdependence, trade frictions, and the limits of the environment to deal with CO2 emissions. According to Prof. Dahlman, the stakes are high and that the current international governance system is not up to the challenges of defusing these frictions. As a result, the main powers, including the U.S. the EU, China, and India, have to do more to address these frictions. The changes required, while conceptually straight forward, will be difficult to implement. They are painful and not easy to sell politically. However, the cost of not making the changes will lead to greater costs in lower global welfare in the medium and longer run.
Bio of Speaker:
Carl J. Dahlman is a professor of International Relations at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He joined Georgetown in January 2005 after more than 25 years of distinguished service at the World Bank, where he served as Senior Advisor to the World Bank Institute and managed the Knowledge for Development (K4D) Program since 1999. Prior to that, he served as Staff Director of the 1998-1999 World Development Report, Knowledge for Development. He has conducted extensive analytical work on major developing countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. He has co-authored eight books on the development strategy of different countries and many chapters and articles on competitiveness, education and skills, and innovation. His newest book, The World under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment, was published by Stanford University Press 2012. Prof. Dahlman holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and a BA in international relations and economics from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University.