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For more than 15 years, 92Y audiences have relished the clarity and thoughtfulness Professor Ralph Buultjens brings to discussions of foreign affairs.

Drawing on his vast knowledge and understanding of how conflicts in one part of the world affect peace in another, Buultjens offers insight 
you can’t find anywhere else.

Elizabeth Economy will be selling and signing copies of her new book, By All Means Necessary, following the event.

 

The World Politics with Ralph Buultjens series is underwritten in memory of Harold W. and Ida L. Goldstein by the Estate of Sanford Goldstein.

Brief Bios

Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Economy has published widely on both Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her most recent book, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future, was named one of the top 50 sustainability books in 2008 by the University of Cambridge, won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars Award for the best social sciences book published on Asia and was listed as one of the top ten books of 2004 by the Globalist as well as one of the best business books of 2010 by Booz Allen Hamilton's strategy+business magazine. She also coedited China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects and The Internationalization of Environmental Protection. She has published articles in foreign policy and scholarly journals including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy, and op-eds in The New York Times, the Washington Post and International Herald Tribune, among others. Dr. Economy is a frequent guest on nationally broadcast television and radio programs, has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and regularly consults for U.S. government agencies and companies. She writes about topics involving China on CFR's Asia Program blog, Asia Unbound. Dr. Economy is the author of the forthcoming, By All Means Necessary? on China's rise and its geopolitical and strategic implications.

Dr. Economy is vice chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of China and serves on the board of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development.

 

Ralph Buultjens is a professor at New York University and the former Nehru Professor/Professorial Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Toynbee Prize for Social Sciences and is the author of 10 books on world affairs.


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