Past Programs
Special '21' Club Breakfast & Talk - A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia
Aaron L. Friedberg
Mon, November 28th, 2011 | 8:00 am
(Members $55)

Event details

Join us at New York’s landmark ‘21’ Club for this singular program, which includes a breakfast and lecture for $65 (members $55). Book signing with author to follow.

In his recent New York Times op-ed piece, “China’s Challenge at Sea,” political scientist Aaron L. Friedberg examined China’s growing military strength and how it threatens to displace the United States’ dominance in the region. While China is fueled by economic growth of nearly 10 percent a year, America’s fiscal woes are inhibiting the country’s ability to keep up with China’s growing influence. In this lecture, Professor Friedberg discusses how the 21st century will be shaped by the relationship between these two nations, the strategies each is employing to achieve its goals, and the escalating Sino-American struggle for geopolitical predominance.

Event Timeline:
8 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Lecture and Q&A
9:30 am: Book signing with author

Speakers Bio(s)

Aaron L. Friedberg, author of A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia, is professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and a former deputy assistant for national security affairs in the Office of the Vice President.


Please Note Location: '21' Club, 21 West 52nd St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York, NY 10019

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” link above or calling the New-York Historical Society’s Call Center at (212) 485-9268. Tickets will not be sold on site the morning of the program.

Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. After November 11, 2011, advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to attend this program.

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