Type: Seminar

Why Nations Rise


Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Date & time

Apr 12, 2021, 11:30 am-12:30 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Join us for a discussion with Professor Manjari Chatterjee Miller about her new book Why Nations Rise, in conversation with professor John Ciorciari. Miller argues that elites in some states actively reframe their image when their economic and military power increases. She draws from four historical cases (the United States, Meiji Japan, the Netherlands, and Cold War Japan) and applies the lessons from them to two major contemporary cases (China and India). She reshapes our understanding of what a rising power is, and why the ideational sources of their motivation—and not just material sources—are so important.

From the speaker's bio

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and a Research Associate at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. She is also the Director of the Rising Powers Initiative at BU. She works on foreign policy, security issues, and rising powers with a focus on South and East Asia. She is the author of three books, including Wronged by Empire: Post-imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China. She joined BU after completing a PhD at Harvard University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University.


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