Global Flourishing and China's Test of the West

Monday, September 9 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Graves Hall, 112 Winants Auditorium and Gallery
263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646

China's size and complexity—economic, political, and cultural—make it difficult for western observers to understand, even though the need for clear-eyed analysis of China has never been greater. China's rise is real and should be welcomed for what it means for the potential to achieve global flourishing. But that rise, under current terms, poses a hard test for western nations and their allies. Hope’s own Professor Stephen Smith will draw from his scholarly expertise in international economics and development, as well as his upbringing in Hong Kong, to outline practical principles for a thoughtful, nuanced, consistent and sustained policy response to China today. He’ll ultimately argue that democratic polities, market economies, and civil rights embodied in the rule of law are the best way forward for sustained global well-being.

This lecture, hosted by Markets & Morality, is free and open to the public. Please email for more information.    

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Academics, Social Sciences Division, Economics and Business, Public Events, Campus-Life, Student Development

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