The Jackson/Ho China Forum, funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment, brings prominent scholars, government officials, business leaders, and other professionals to the University of Denver to address issues related to China and China-U.S. relations. The forum is open to both the University community and the general public.
"Negotiating the Future of Tibet: An Insider's Story"
Presented by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, former Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Thursday, October 2
Sie 150, Ben Cherrington Hall
Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Foreign Policy program and is a Research Scholar in Asian Studies at Georgetown University. He is Executive Chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet, as well as Chairman of the Conservancy for Trans-Himalayan Art and Culture and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Gyari served as Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1990 until 2012 and is regarded as a pioneering figure in introducing and establishing a culture of democracy and modernity into the exiled Tibetan community.
CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Featuring President Jimmy Carter and Michael McDevitt of CNA Strategic Studies
Thursday, October 16
5:00 pm - Live webcast with President Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States
6:00 pm - Presentation by on-site speaker, RADM Michael McDevitt
Cyber Cafe, Ben Cherrington Hall
President Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, is University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, and founded The Carter Center to address national and international public policy issues, working to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease. He counts among his administration's significant foreign policy accomplishments the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
RADM Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret.) is a senior fellow associated with CNA Strategic Studies, a division of the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), a not-for- profit federally funded research center in Washington, D.C. Over his 17 years at CNA, as both a vice president and now as a fellow, he has published a number of papers dealing with security issues in Asia. His most recent research focus has been the maritime security issues along the Indo-Pacific littoral and the maritime dimension of China's national strategy.
During his navy career Rear Admiral McDevitt spent his operational time in the Pacific, including a two year assignment in Sasebo, Japan. He held four at-sea commands; including an aircraft carrier battle-group. He was the director of the East Asia Policy office for the Secretary of Defense during the George H.W. Bush administration. He also served for two years as the Director for Strategy, War Plans and Policy (J-5) for US CINCPAC. Rear Admiral McDevitt concluded his 34 year active duty career as the Commandant of the National War College in Washington, D.C.