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  • May 20, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom/Online
  • 100

San Diego World Affairs Council

warmly welcomes 

Dr. Kacie Keiko Miura

Online Zoom Presentation: 


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

How might the coronavirus pandemic shape China’s interests, standing, and influence in the world? China has garnered international praise for stopping the spread of the coronavirus. But this praise has been tainted by the government’s refusal to take responsibility for the early missteps that led to the initial outbreak, as well as its turn toward a more strident and nationalist diplomacy. Whether the COVID-19 crisis can serve as a moment for China to establish itself as a global leader will depend on its ability to respond nimbly to growing international pushback and increasingly hostile interactions with the United States. However, for China’s leaders, domestic political pressures may stand in the way of a more restrained diplomatic strategy.

About our Speaker: Dr. Kacie Keiko Miura

Dr. Miura is an incoming assistant professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. She recently received her PhD in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Fuling, China. She received her MA from Yale University and her BA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020



(please be sure to download the Zoom app on your electronic device)


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Presentation, followed by a Q&A: 12:00-12:30 p.m.


 Free  (first Zoom presentation)

(limited space available, first come-first serve)

REMINDER: This is our first ONLINE ZOOM presentation. Please be sure to upload the Zoom app onto your electronic device before the Zoom presentation begins. You will receive an email on Monday, 18 May, with specific instructions and the Zoom link upon which to click to launch the Zoom session. We will open the Zoom link at 10:30 a.m. (PT) to allow folks to log on and be comfortable and ready for the presentation to begin at 11:00 a.m. The Q & A session will begin o/a 12:00 p.m. (PT). Participants will enter their name in the "Q&A" box and the moderator will call on the person to ask her/his own question. Everyone will be muted by the administrator during the presentation. It is advised to log on to Zoom with your audio and visual on. Please direct any questions about this to

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