As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of cultural institutions in Berlin for special events: Radialsytem V, the JFK Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin, Kino Babylon, the United States Embassy, and the Hertie School of Governance.

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Next Event

Thursday, September 04, 2014, 07:30 pm | Foreign Policy
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Rising China and the Dangerous Beginning of a Post-American World

Asia expert Jamie Metzl contends that fast-rising China is changing not only Asia, it is fundamentally transforming the global order. China’s military expansion, aggressive behavior in the South and East China Seas, growing presence around the world, and increasingly emboldened foreign policy, he argues, present a growing challenge to the US-led global system created in the aftermath of the Second World War. In Metzl's view, with America less able to serve as guarantor of the international system, and Europe incapable of realizing a coordinated foreign policy strategy and unwilling to invest sufficiently in military readiness, efforts to address major crises, promote a single set of rules governing the global economy, and support human rights around the world are faltering. In his lecture, Metzl will focus on the challenges of living in what may well be an anarchic post-American world, and the kinds of action needed to help build a stable future.