Topic:Asian Security Order in the Age of Trump
Speaker:Amitav Acharya,Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.
Moderator:Zhong Yang, Dean and Professor ,School of International and Public Affairs,Shanghai Jiao Tong University（新普京|澳门新普京娱乐官方网站）
Time:10:00a.m-11:30a.m, December 22 2016
Venue:Room 210, Xuhui Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University（澳门新普京徐汇校区，机械楼210室）
Abstract（演讲主要内容）:This talk will focus on the impact of Trump on Asia’s Consociation Security Order (CSO), which rests on interdependence, equilibrium, institutions and ideological tolerance. It’s too early to say how the new Trump administration’s policy towards Asia might take shape. But Obama’s“pivot”(a defensive realist posture) is dead now, along with the TPP. US-China relations will have less focus on human rights and more on trade imbalance and currency manipulation issues. But the real impact of Trump’s election on China would depend on how the US policy in China’s neighborhood changes, including the fate of US alliances. This becomes more uncertain under Trump, who has threatened to pressure allies into paying more to maintain them. If these alliances weaken, there will be greater temptation for Japan to go nuclear. ASEAN could expect less admiration from and engagement with the US than under Obama. ASEAN centrality and Asian regionalism as a whole will be put to a severe test, relative to unilateral and bilateral approaches that China favours. Overall, we might expect a decline of the liberal internationalist elements in US approach to Asian security order, such as economic interdependence, multilateral institutions, and democracy and human rights promotion and a greater emphasis on realist approaches including soft containment of China.
Bio（演讲嘉宾概况）: Amitav Acharya is currently the Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at the Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. His books include: The End of American World Order (Polity 2014, and Oxford India 2015); The Making of Southeast Asia: The International Relations of a Region (Cornell 2013); and Whose Ideas Matter? Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Cornell 2009). His articles have appeared in International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Peace Research, and World Politics. He was President of the International Studies Association (ISA) during 2014-15.