Course Summary

One of the major foreign policy challenges facing the United States in the 21st Century is responding to the rise of China. It is a challenge fraught with uncertainty because it is difficult to discern precisely what kind of power China intends to be. Ironically, China faces much the same question itself: what role does it wish to play in the world? In what kind of international system does it wish to play that role? And does it have the national power of all types to support its grand strategy? The course will address these questions, combining classroom instruction in Washington with on-the-ground time in China and interactions with Chinese scholars, business leaders, and officials.

Course Details

Washington, DC class meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 28th, 5:45-8:00pm: Course orientation meeting
  • Wednesday, June 4th, 5:45-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 25th, 5:45-8:00pm

Class in China:
Depart Washington D.C.: Friday, June 6th
Return Washington D.C.: Monday, June 16th

Estimated Costs:
Course fee: $1425. A non-refundable deposit of $750 toward the course fee is due at registration. This course is subject to a different refund policy – please see the ISIS course listing for more information. In addition, students will be responsible for their own airfare (approximately $1600) and food (approximately $300). This course requires at least 8 students in order to run.


Frank Jannuzi