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Public Debate: Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Chinese State-owned Enterprises?

November 18, 2021 @ November 18, 2021 - November 18, 2021

BDS Debate Poster

Resolved: Morality Requires We Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Join the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy and the ISI Tom Sawyer Society for a debate featuring Dr. Robert S. Spalding III and Dr. Howard French on the resolution: Morality requires that we boycott, divest, and sanction Chinese state-owned enterprises. The debate will be moderated by Dan McCarthy.

Robert Spalding is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. A retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, he served in the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, including a tour as  Senior Director for Strategy to the President during the Trump Administration. Dr. Spalding has been recognized for his expertise on Chinese economic competition, cyber warfare, and political influence.

Howard French is a career foreign correspondent at the New York Times, global affairs writer, and the author of several books. He is the author of “China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa.”

Daniel McCarthy is vice president of ISI’s Collegiate Network student journalism program and editor in chief of Modern Age.

This event is free and open to the public. 
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Co-sponsored by

UW Madison’s Department of Political Science

Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Tom Sawyer Society


November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021
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Fluno Center Auditorium
601 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States


Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
Tom Sawyer Society
Intercollegiate Studies Institute