Cynthia Watson, professor of strategy at National Defense University, will present “China’s Growing Shadow in the Global Arena” on Tuesday, April 16, at the University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren campus.

The event will take place in University Hall.

Her lecture will explore China’s recent economic, commercial, political, technical and military growth, and will discuss the country’s relationship to Africa and Latin America, according to UMW.

Refreshments will be available at 2 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m.

This lecture is part of UMW’s National Security Lecture Series, a collaborative effort of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, the UMW Dahlgren Campus, UMW faculty members and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

The spring 2013 lectures provide regional military, government and industry representatives with current information and key insights related to global events that impact national security.

The next lecture in the series, “Political Islam and the Arab Spring,” will be offered by Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science and international affairs at UMW, on Thursday, May 30.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

To register or for additional information, visit http://dahlgren.umw.edu/. The registration deadline is Monday, April 15 at 5 p.m.

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