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Monday Program: Willem F. P. de Vogel

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Time: 2:00 p.m.
CURRENT EVENTS/WORLD AFFAIRS
Speaker: Willem F. P. de Vogel
Chair: Susan W. Eckis
Vice-Chair: Ting Xu

GERMANY 1938 AND CHINA TODAY

Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it. Compared to just a few years ago, the world at large has formed a new opinion of China and its ambitions, leading to historical parallels. Willem de Vogel, one of the world’s foremost experts in foreign policy, will inform and enlighten us on the importance of history in determining current U.S. policy in what has been called Cold War II. De Vogel is the chair of the Jamestown Foundation, whose mission is to inform and educate policy makers and the broader community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States, specifically Russia and China. According to de Vogel, some policy makers believe the narrative that the U.S. can experience a repeat of the Thucydides Trap: a rising power overtaking the leading power, which leads to war. He puts little stock in this historical parallel. Instead, de Vogel will make the argument that China today best resembles Germany in 1938, and that we can draw important lessons from that period.

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Date:
November 1
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Woman’s Club
211 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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