November 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ogletree Deakins
The Ogletree Building
300 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Lunch and Lecture: $10.00 Non-Members; $5.00 UI/WACU Members
Clashes over South China Sea, Taiwan and trade have plunged Trump and Xi into a diplomatic standoff … and what does that mean for the future?  These issues and the political posturing couldn’t be more serious; Dr. Kate Kaup’s presentation will provide important insight.  This lecture is the third of our 7-part monthly America and the World Lecture Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate in partnership with Furman University.
Dr. Kate Kaup is the James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics & International Affairs at Furman University.  Her research focuses on ethnic minorities and rule of law developments in China. She is the author of Creating the Zhuang: Ethnic Politics in China, several articles and chapters on ethnic minorities, and editor and contributor to the textbook, Understanding Contemporary Asia. In 2012-13, she served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Yunnan Nationalities University where she researched rule of law developments in China’s border regions. She also served as a visiting scholar at the Guangxi Ethnic Affairs Commission. Professor Kaup regularly leads groups to China, including Congressional staff delegations, museum and alumni tours, and student groups, and has served as an expert witness for a Congressional Staff Roundtable on human rights in Xinjiang.
To read more about Dr. Kaup, please click here
Be sure to save these upcoming lecture dates….
  • November 12: Dr. Kate Kaup – Rising Tensions in US-China Relations
  • December 11: Dr. Don Gordon – Why is Africa so Poor?
  • January 16: Dr. Brent Nelsen – EU minus UK: The European Union in the Post-Brexit Era
  • February 20: Dr. Buket Oztas – Challenges for the Middle East
  • March 20: Dr. Akan Malici – The Palestine-Israel Conflict

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