PPF Fall Dinner - Stuck in the Corner: The U.S.-China strategic rivalry and...

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Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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There is no more important relationship in the world today than that between the United States and China. And no two more important relationships for Canada than those with our long-time ally to the south and the new superpower across the Pacific. As long predicted, the rise of China is bending the arc of history. Governments, corporations, post-secondary institutions, citizens – everyone – is scrambling to adjust to rapidly changing geopolitical realities arguably as profound as anything since the rise of the United States challenged the dominance of the British Empire in the late 19th century. Canada finds itself stuck in the corner between a best friend with a reduced ardor for our relationship and a new kid on the block willing to flex its muscles.


How a rising power and an established power learn to interact is the stuff of history. Get it right – as with Britain and the U.S. – and the world prospers. Get it wrong, as happened in the lead-up to the First World War, and prepare for cataclysmic consequences. In the middle is a new Cold War.


Nobody knows this better than Dr. Graham Allison, founding dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and creator of a concept of power shifts he calls the Thucydides Trap. There’s nothing inevitable about how a new and dominant power relate to one another, Allison tells us. But heed must be paid. Underestimating the dangers only adds to the risks. Over-estimating them closes off avenues of understanding. It depends on leadership, statecraft institutions and policy.


Canada already knows what it’s like to be caught between the wills of these two Great Powers. How do we manage their fraught relations? How do we cause the minimum damage to our economy and sovereignty, while standing up for what we believe is right? How do we play a constructive role in ensuring the United States and China manage their strategic differences well.


On Nov. 19, come join us and Graham Allison, one-time Assistant Secretary of Defense and author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? Prof. Allison will be joined in discussion by Luiza Savage, Executive Director, Cross-Platform Content and Executive Director for Canada, POLITICO, Pascale Massot, Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies University of Ottawa and Senator Peter Harder, Parliament of Canada.


If you want to be informed about the most important relationship of the 21st Century, you want to hear Graham Allison.

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Questions? For further information, please contact Nina Newman at nnewman@ppforum.ca


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Include under-represented voices at your table: The PPF believes that diversity and inclusion are essential ingredients of good policy and a better Canada. We encourage you to include under-represented voices at your table. We’d be pleased to connect you with people who are eager to attend.


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55 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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