Feb. 13: Michael Auslin book talk
**RESCHEDULED: Michael Auslin’s book talk on The End of the Asian Century has been rescheduled and will now be on February 13th, still from 12-1. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you can still make it. Please update your RSVPs!
Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability. In his newest book, The End of the Asian Century, he provides a comprehensive account of the economic, military, political, and demographic risks that bedevil half of our world, arguing that Asia, working with the United States, has a unique opportunity to avert catastrophe – but only if it acts boldly. Bringing together firsthand observations and decades of research, Auslin provides a reassessment of Asia’s future not only for industry and investors, but also for politicians and scholars.
Doors will open at 11:30. A light lunch will be served, and the event will begin at 12:00. Kindly RSVP by February 10. Please direct questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Media: Please contact Anna Scott Bell at email@example.com if you would like to bring additional crew members or equipment, so that we can be sure to accommodate you.
Michael Auslin, author of The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region (Yale University Press, 2017), is a resident scholar and the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specializes in Asian regional security and political issues.
Before joining AEI, Dr. Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University. A regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and National Review, his books include “Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations” (Harvard University Press, 2011). He has advised both the US government and private business on Asian and global security issues. His awards include being named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund.
Dr. Auslin received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and a B.Sc. from Georgetown University.
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