Niehaus Center Sponsors China/IPE Luncheon at ISA

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance sponsored the China/IPE luncheon, convened by Jiakun Jack Zhang (University of Kansas), Niehaus Fellow (2018-19 Cohort), at the International Studies Association (ISA) 2019 annual meeting in Toronto. The focus of the luncheon was to discuss the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and plan for a 2020 workshop at Princeton on "Understanding the Domestic Politics of the US-China Trade War”. Participants agreed that the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China offers many exciting opportunities to reexamine established theories about how trade affects domestic political alignments as well as how domestic politics in both countries shape international bargaining. Participants also discussed strategies to secure funding and coordinate design for large scale surveys in 2020, to be fielded in the US and China, to examine attitudes towards the trade war.