Is China a threat or an opportunity? Depends which Americans you ask (KLCC; NPR; WAMU)

Elizabeth Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, says any economic “de-coupling” between the U.S. and China will be very difficult. “You can’t just say you’re going to pick up your factory and move all your resources and have a consistent, reliable energy source and the shipping port to get your stuff out at a decent price, and the logistics. China has nailed that down,” said Larus, the author of Politics and Society in Contemporary China. Check out her appearances on KLCC, NPR, and WAMU below! Professor Larus on KLCC!  Professor Larus On NPR!  Professor Larus on WAMU!  … [Read more...]

Professor Larus Shares Insights on China’s Politics and Relations

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, discussed her book Politics & Society in Contemporary China (2020) on Ryan Ray’s Inside the War Room podcast. Professor Larus shared her insight on pressing issues in China’s politics, economy, foreign relations, and China-US-Taiwan relations. Check out Professor Larus on Ryan Ray’s Podcast! … [Read more...]

Professor Larus on Biden-Suga Summit

PSIA Chair Elizabeth Freund Larus was quoted in the April 14 Financial Times article “US pushes Japan to back Taiwan at Biden-Suga summit.” Professor Larus stated that it was critical to show a “united front” over Taiwan. “Not only will China be listening to hear any such statement, but so will US allies in the Asia-Pacific who need to be reassured of US commitment to the region,” she said. Check out the relevant article on the Biden-Suga Summit! … [Read more...]

Professor Larus Debates on US Sanctioning of Chinese and Russian Firms

PSIA Department Chair Elizabeth Larus debated analysts from Shanghai, Moscow, and Budapest on US sanctioning of Chinese and Russian firms on Indus News episode 78 “In Focus: South Asia” on December 1, 2020. … [Read more...]

Professor Larus on The Importance of Taiwan

Professor Larus will be on On Liberty podcast out of Sydney, Australia today at 7pm discussing “Why the world needs a free Taiwan”. All are welcome to watch and call in on Episode 29: "Why the world needs a free Taiwan" on the On Liberty podcast. … [Read more...]

PSIA Faculty Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards

Professors Elizabeth Freund Larus and Stephen J. Farnsworth are go-to pundits in national and international media in their respective fields. Soon they’ll take their expertise and research abroad through prestigious 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright grants. Check out UMW’s article on PSIA 2019-20 faculty Fulbrights to learn more. … [Read more...]