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George Washington Forum | Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi and the Battle for the 21st Century, Sept. 21

The Menard Family George Washington Forum presents Josh Rogin of the Washington Post discussing his new book Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi and the Battle for the 21st Century on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel on the College Green.


This event also will be live-streamed on YouTube for those who cannot attend in person. All are welcome to attend.


About Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi and the Battle for the 21st Century: There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail.... By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump’s love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi’s aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War. But their quarrel had also forced a long-overdue reckoning within the United States over China’s audacious foreign-influence operations, horrific human rights abuses, and creeping digital despotism.


About Josh Rogin: Rogin is a columnist for the Global Opinions section of the Washington Post and a political analyst for CNN. Previously he has covered foreign policy and national security for Bloomberg View, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Congressional Quarterly and Japan’s Asahi Shimbun. He holds a B.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University and studied at Sophia University in Tokyo.


About the Menard Family George Washington Forum: The Menard Family George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political and institutional contexts. It is grounded on the idea that students facing an increasingly globalized world need to understand what characterizes and distinguishes the nation in which they live and the civilization from which it emerged. The Forum helps students become enlightened citizens in a liberal democracy whose roots run deep in Western civilization, but whose ideals and interests transcend the West.

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