Great Decisions Discussion Series: U.S.-China Trade Rivalry

Apr 18, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Facilitated by Zhizhen Lu

China’s economic rise and its current policies of increasing the role of the state in the economy have led some U.S. policymakers to seek to deny China access to U.S. technology and investment. This is seen as a necessary corrective to decades of predatory Chinese economic policies. Is this a wise strategy, and how effective can it be?

Zhizhen Lu is a graduate fellow at the Innovations for Peace and Development Lab, heading the research team on tax incentive transparency in the US. Lu is also a graduate fellow at the Clements Center for National Security.

Great Decisions is a nationwide, non-partisan program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association intended to broaden public involvement in foreign affairs. It was launched over 50 years ago, and today tens of thousands of participants take part in discussion groups each year. Our library is proud to be hosting our sixth year of participation in the Great Decisions Program.

Eight topics have been selected this year for discussion. The Foreign Policy Association provides a Great Decisions Briefing Book if participants choose to read articles in advance, and each program begins with a video presentation outlining the issues of the evening’s topic. After the short video, a facilitator provides insight and leads a discussion.

This free, in-person program will take place in Lake Travis Community Library meeting room. No registration is required.

The Lake Travis Community Library provides resources in the areas of the arts, sciences, and literature in the Lake Travis area.