China’s Vision for a New World Order

In Theory and Practice


On September 23, NBR hosted a virtual discussion with Nadège Rolland, Andréa Worden, and other experts on China’s vision for a new world order, how this vision might be taking shape around the world, and what implications this vision may have for U.S. policy toward China.

As China continues to rise and strengthen, what kind of role will it play in international affairs? What does China envision for its role in the global system? Understanding these questions is crucial to comprehending China’s interactions on the global stage and determining implications for U.S. policy. On Wednesday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, NBR will host a virtual discussion with Nadège Rolland, Andréa Worden, and other experts on China’s vision for a new world order, how this vision might be taking shape around the world, and what implications this vision may have for U.S. policy toward China. This discussion accompanies the findings of NBR’s two-year project China’s Vision for a New Regional and Global Order.

Agenda


INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Roy D. Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research


PANEL DISCUSSION


Moderator

Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panelists

Nadège Rolland, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Adam Segal, Council on Foreign Relations
Andréa Worden, Johns Hopkins University


AUDIENCE Q&A

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Roy D. Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Speaker Bios

Roy Kamphausen is President of NBR. As a specialist on a range of U.S.-Asia issues, he has led and contributed substantively to NBR’s research initiatives and has served as author, contributing author, or co-editor to numerous publications. His areas of expertise include China’s People’s Liberation Army, U.S.-China defense relations, East Asian security issues, innovation, and intellectual property protection. Prior to joining NBR, Mr. Kamphausen served as a career U.S. Army officer. He holds a BA in political science from Wheaton College and an MA in international affairs from Columbia University. He studied Chinese at both the Defense Language Institute and Beijing’s Capital Normal University.

Nadège Rolland is a Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR. Her research focuses on China’s foreign and defense policy and the changes in global dynamics resulting from the rise of China. Prior to joining NBR, Ms. Rolland was an analyst and senior adviser on Asian and Chinese strategic issues to the French Ministry of Defense and a research analyst for the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). She is the author of the monograph China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative (2017) and the report “China’s Vision for a New World Order” (2020) and is the editor of the reports “Securing the Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Evolving Military Engagement Along the Silk Roads” (2019) and “An Emerging China-Centric Order: China’s Vision for a New World Order in Practice” (2020). Ms. Rolland is a graduate of the French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (MSc Chinese language and contemporary Chinese studies) and of RSIS (MSc strategic studies).

Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, he was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force reports “Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge” and “Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet.” Dr. Segal has a BA and PhD in government from Cornell University and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Michael Wills is Executive Vice President at NBR. He manages all aspects of NBR’s financial and business operations, including program and business development and corporate strategic planning, and serves as secretary to the Board of Directors. He also manages NBR’s publications and outreach programs, including the Strategic Asia series and Asia Policy journal. His research expertise includes geopolitics, international security, and the international relations of Asia, with a particular interest in China’s relations with Southeast Asia. He is co-editor or contributing editor of twelve Strategic Asia volumes and several other edited volumes on Asian security, and is a member of the Asia Policy journal’s editorial advisory committee. He holds a BA (Honors) in Chinese studies from the University of Oxford.

Andréa Worden is a Lecturer and the William S. Reinsch Practitioner-Instructor in the Program for East Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a Non-resident Research Fellow at Sinopsis. She has written widely on China’s interactions with the UN human rights mechanisms and previously engaged in advocacy at the Human Rights Council. In addition to teaching and consulting, she also translates Chinese texts into English, with a focus on writings related to the work of Chinese human rights defenders. She holds both a JD and an MA.