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Is China's Soft Power a Threat to the United States? The Case Study of Algeria

Adam Sigelman
Date & Time Sep 30 2022 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bowl 002
Adam Sigelman *23 MPP
Audience Restricted to SPIA graduate students, faculty and fellows

The People's Republic of China (PRC) has significantly increased its cultural and educational programs throughout the world and particularly in Africa. Given the increasing tension between the PRC and the United States, how should the U.S. government view these efforts, and how should U.S. policymakers respond? This forum, led by U.S. diplomat Adam Sigelman, will look at this issue through the lens of the PRC's quest for soft power in the notoriously independent republic of Algeria, where Sigelman recently served as the U.S. cultural attaché.

MPP Forum is a weekly event normally scheduled on Fridays during the academic year. It allows each MPP candidate to showcase their career journey and expertise on policy issue of their choice with the SPIA community. This formal presentation is about 50 minutes followed by 20-minute Q &A. 

The MPP Forum is supported by a bequest from mid-career alumnus Christopher Meyer (MCF '83-'84) who was an authority on copyright law in private practice, academia and government.

*Registration required.

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