UM Alumnus and International Relations Expert to Present on US-China Relations

February 24, 2017

MISSOULA – An expert on international relations who graduated from the University of Montana in 1994 will return to campus next week to participate in a roundtable discussion on U.S.-China relations.

Wang Li earned his Master of Arts in history from UM in 1994. Since then he has become an expert in the fields of international relations, foreign and security policy in China and Sino-U.S. relations. He is a professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Jilin University in China and the author of several books, including “United States Diplomacy: Ideas, Power and Order.”

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Wang will exchange views on U.S.-China relations with UM faculty who also study international relations. The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. It is free and open to the public. Other panelists include the following UM faculty members:

  • Steven Levine, history, “The Historical Context of Sino-American Relations.”
  • Karen Ruth Adams, political science, “Welcome to Sino-American Bipolarity.”
  • Terry Weidner, political science, “President Trump and the Balance of Power in the Pacific.”
  • Eric Schluessel, history and political science, “Track Two Diplomacy and the NGO sector.”
  • Peter Koehn, political science, “Why China Will Trump the U.S.: Climate Change Mitigation.”


Contact: Karen Ruth Adams, chair, UM Department of Political Science, 406-243-2721, .