Weir Fellowship celebrates 10th anniversary with discussion of “The China Challenge”

p_news_weir_chinachallengeJeffrey A. Bader, a former advisor to President Obama on Asia, will deliver the keynote address during the celebration of the Weir Fellowship’s 10th anniversary. Bader will discuss where China is headed and how the U.S. should respond in a presentation titled “The China Challenge.”

The speech will take place on Friday, November 13 at 3:00 pm in Dey Hall.

From 2009 until 2011, Bader served as former special assistant to the president of the United States for national security affairs at the National Security Council. He is currently the John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy and director of the John L. Thornton China Center at The Brookings Institute.

The Weir Fellowship for Asian Studies provides funding for Carolina students to spend a semester in Beijing for intensive language study, followed by a summer internship in either Beijing or Shanghai exploring careers in fields such as banking, law, journalism, public health, and historic preservation.