Special Lecture by Victor Cha "Obama and Asia: Strategic Adjustment"

Date: Tuesday, Sept 18

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Tyler Pavilion [VKC on USC Maps] [Google Maps Directions]


Victor Cha is a professor at Georgetown University, author, as well as former Director for Asian Affairs in the White House's National Security Council, with responsibility for Japan, North and South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.


What is the meaning of the US 'pivot' to Asia? Will it be carried forward into the next administration? How do major powers react to strategic surprises? These and other questions will be addressed in this lecture. The Asia that Obama expected was not the Asia that he got. How the US reacts and adjusts is the true test of the mettle of its policies.

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