Political science faculty member to lead Public Affairs Discussion Group’s talk on China’s new leadership

The weekly Public Affairs Discussion Group will continue Friday, Oct. 4, with a talk on “China’s New Leadership After a Year.” Paul Schroeder, visiting assistant professor of political science, will lead the talk, which will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Mather House 100. This is a special location for the weekly discussion group.

Last November, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party announced the seven members of the new Standing Committee of the party’s Politburo, who are scheduled to rule the country for the next 10 years. These new leaders, including President Xi Jinping, face great opportunities as well as challenges. Challenges include maintaining the party’s power amid stresses of modernization, outrage at corruption and nepotism, environmental disasters and potentially disappointed expectations if the economy worsens.

Schroeder teaches a wide range of courses on Chinese politics, ranging from China’s foreign policy, through its environmental challenges, to Chinese political thought.

Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.

For updates and more information about the Friday lunch schedule, visit fridaylunch.case.edu.

Contact joseph.white@case.edu for more information.