On February 28, 2014, a conference entitled " Strategic Rivalry & Economic Interdependence: China, India, and the United States in a New Global Order will be held in 342 Nau Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  Its purpose is to bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world who can address this subject in thoughtful, nuanced, and comparative ways.

        The premise of the conference is that the rise of China and india in the past two decades is a change of great historig significance.  It is one that has already begun to incite a reorientation of American foreign policy.  At the same time that India and China have ascended, three important changes have occurred:

1)  The world's leading powers, including the United States, China, and India, have become more economically interdependant than every before.

2)  The global economy has become more decentralized as ties to the major economic powers in the Cold War era -- the United States, Europe, and the Soviet Union -- have become less important and economic relations among other countries have increased in strength.

3)  The bipolar alliance system has been replaced by a system of international governance in which regional strategic alliances and regional economic associations play an increasingly prominent role.

Conference participants will discuss the implications of these changes for the ways in which China, India, and the United States understand their national interest and devise strategies through their foreign policy to advance them.