Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

February 2009


Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Nancy Bauer


In the next several decades, the United States will be confronted by major challenges in international policy-making. Currently, the Peoples’ Republic of China represents one of the most important players in global politics. China will surely occupy a great amount of attention from American foreign policy experts. As America navigates the international waters of the next century, an extensive knowledge of the Chinese psyche is necessary. Experts must not only maintain an extensive knowledge of China’s current condition, but also learn its history. Both will contribute to the nation’s interactions with others in the future. The purpose of this paper is to provide a foreign policy strategy for United States as the country engages with China in the next century. Energy, environmental, and economic issues will be of critical importance for both nations in the next century. The key to this relationship will be respect, collaboration, and cooperation. It is time to start learning.



Date Posted: 20 February 2009