Dr. Mary Gallagher spoke on China’s politics and how the economy has changed since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, and the implication of these domestic changes for US-China Relations. Dr. Mary Gallagher also discussed the increased centralization of political power by China’s leader, Xi Jinping; the increased penetration of the Communist Party in media, society, and the private sector; and China’s increased confidence in its foreign policy and diplomacy.

Dr. Mary Gallagher is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, where she is also the Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, and a faculty associate at the Center for Comparative Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. Professor Gallagher was a foreign student in China in 1989 at Nanjing University. She also taught at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing from 1996-1997. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar from 2003 to 2004 at East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China.

The lecture was part of Lourdes University's Lifelong Learning Monthly Lecture Series. The series aims to bring outstanding speakers to our community.

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