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The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy Editor, Washington Bureau, Financial Times; author, “The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China—and How America Can Win"

Geoff Dyer, U.S. foreign policy reporter for the Financial Times in Washington, D.C., and former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, will discuss his new book, “The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China—and How America Can Win,” at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

After decades of rising, China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. Dyer’s new book provides an analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs. It is an inside account of Beijing’s quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top.

Dyer has worked for the Financial Times for over a decade in China, Brazil, the United Kingdom and now the United States. He was the Financial Times bureau chief in Beijing from 2008 to 2011, following three years working for a paper in Shanghai. He has also been the paper's Brazil bureau chief and covered the healthcare industry, where he wrote extensively about the Aids epidemic in Africa and Asia. In 2012, he took up a position in the Washington, D.C., bureau, writing about American foreign policy.