SURGE Lecture Series

The Rise of Chinese Soft Power – by Wang Guan 11/24/2015The Rise Of China s Soft Power poster-page-001

China’s growing influence in the world is indisputable. In recent years it has used political and economic means to project power in East Asia, Central Asia, and even as far as Africa and Latin America. But how does it employ its soft power- cultural programs, educational exchanges, and new media- to influence other countries? Fletcher China Club, Tufts SURGE and Tufts CSA therefore co-produce The Rise of Chinese Soft Power, with Mr. Wang Guan, Chief Political Correspondent of CCTV America. He will discusses his views on the Rise of China’s Soft Power. The conversation will be honest, open, and “off the record.”


Dialogue with scholars from Peking University: China-Russia Relationship 2/27/2015

In cooperation with EPIIC, SURGE conducted a dialogue with Professor Guihai Guan, Associate Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University about China-Russia relations and how these relations also impact the U.S. In addition to Professor Guihai Guans discussion, two graduate students from Peking University presented their recent research also related to China-Russia relations.



Rise of China – by Professor Michael Beckley 10/28/2014CUS-beckely

Professor Beckley (our wonderful SURGE Advisor) will be discussing why, in his view, the “Rise of China” does not necessarily mean a decline in power for the US. He will argue why resolving the question is crucial for US policy makers in order to effectively plan future decisions regarding US stance towards China, whether through economic constraint, or managing the rise of China via maintaining liberal economic policy. His own research has shown a trend discussing why the rise of China does not spell an end to US dominance, and the relatively beneficial outcomes of the current status quo, and he makes suggestions on how to best formulate US policy towards China based on empirical analysis.



Economic Co-Operation Between China and the U.S. – by Kathleen DeBoer 10/7/201410721215_10203001251299309_1048029814_n

We will be hearing Kathleen DeBoer, Deputy Head of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Washington Center, discuss the increasingly relevant issue of economic cooperation between the US and China. She will be providing insight both through her work with the OECD and her time living and teaching in Nanjing, China.