The "Meet the Author" series features prominent writers and scholars of international politics and history to discuss their latest publications. Dr. Christensen is also the first speaker in a special series this year entitled the "Contemporary China Lecture Series." The SFS Asian Studies Program and Mortara Center for International Studies hosted Dr. Christensen on November 18, 2015 to discuss his latest book, "The China Challenge". In this book, Dr. Christensen argues against the notion of China as a threatening, rival superpower to the United States in Asia. Dr. Christensen describes the challenge China poses to the U.S. lies in their potential to incite regional aggression and reluctance to uphold the global order.