John J. Mearsheimer: Can China rise peacefully?

  • June 28, 2011
  • University of Macedonia

On June 28, 2011 Navarino Network proudly presented John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago.The lecture was organized by the Department of International and European Studies and the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia, Greece. Professor Mearsheimer is a leading scholar of international politics and one of the most influential global thinkers about the state of the world today.

Professor Mearsheimer has published five books: Conventional Deterrence (1983), which won the Edgar S. Furniss, Jr., Book Award; Liddell Hart and the Weight of History (1988); The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001), which won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize; The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (with Stephen M. Walt, 2007), which made the New York Times best seller list and has been translated into nineteen different languages; and Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics (2011). He has also written many articles that have appeared in academic journals like International Security, and popular magazines like the London Review of Books. Furthermore he has written a number of op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times dealing with topics like Bosnia, nuclear proliferation, American policy towards India, the failure of Arab-Israeli peace efforts, and the folly of invading Iraq.

Download John J. Mearsheimer’s article: Imperial by Design – The National Interest