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Jackson/Ho China Forum


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.

Upcoming Events

CCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum Series Presents:
Ambassador Christopher R. Hill and Dr. Suisheng Zhao - "The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Challenge: EAST ASIA"
Date: Tuesday January 24th, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor - Maglione Hall
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Amb. Chris HillAmbassador Christopher R. Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School at The University of Denver. Ambassador Hill is the author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate, and a highly sought public speaker and voice in the media on international affairs.  He is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, he served as Ambassador to Iraq, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Special Envoy to Kosovo and Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the staff of the National Security Council.

Dr. Suisheng ZhaoDr. Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California-San Diego, he is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books. Before coming to the US in 1985, he served in China’s Ministry of Finance and State Council.

Lunch Provided
Please register by Monday January 23rd:

 

 

CCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum Series Presents:
Dr. David F. Gordon and Dr. Suisheng Zhao- "The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Challenge: CHINA"
Date: Tuesday January 31st, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor - Maglione Hall
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Dr. David GordonDr. David F. Gordon is senior advisor and former chairman of Eurasia Group. Before joining Eurasia Group, Dr. Gordon spent more than ten years working at the highest levels of US foreign and national security policy processes, including  the director of policy planning under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a top management role at the National Intelligence Council (NIC), and the director of CIA's Office of Transnational Issues. Prior to his work in the public sector, David pursued an academic career, teaching at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the College of William and Mary, Princeton University, Georgetown University and the University of Nairobi. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his PhD at the University of Michigan in 1981.

Dr. Suisheng ZhaoDr. Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California-San Diego, he is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books. Before coming to the US in 1985, he served in China’s Ministry of Finance and State Council.

Lunch Provided
Please register by Monday January 30th:
 


Dr. Aynne KokasCCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum Series Presents:
Dr. Aynne Kokas - "Hollywood Made in China - What are the Stakes?"
Date: Tuesday February 7th, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor - Maglione Hall
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Dr. Aynne Kokas is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas’ research broadly examines Sino-US media and technology relations. Her book, Hollywood Made in China (University of California Press, 2017) argues that Chinese investment and regulations have fundamentally altered the landscape of the US commercial media industry, most prominently in the case of major conglomerates that rely on leveraging global commercial brands. Her next project Networked Chinawood examines the cybersecurity and policy implications of digital media in the Sino-US relationship. Kokas has been a visiting fellow at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is a non-resident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute of Public Policy and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her writing and commentary appears regularly in popular media outlets including the BBC, The Los Angeles Times, NPR’s Marketplace, CCTV, The Washington Post, and Wired. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and began her career in Chinese media as a student in the Directing Department at the Beijing Film Academy.

Aynne Kokas’ book Hollywood Made in China will be available for purchase at the event.

Lunch Provided
Please register by Monday Feb. 6th:

 


John PomfretCCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum Series Presents:
John Pomfret - “The US and China in the Era of Donald Trump”
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor – Maglione Hall
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

The election of Donald Trump has introduced a big question mark into America’s relations with China. Will the new president start a trade war with the world’s second biggest economy? Will Trump attempt to refashion America’s relations with Taiwan and thus infuriate Beijing? Will Trump’s vow to build more US naval vessels place the US and China on a path to conflict in the South China Sea? How will Trump handle the prospects of a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons and an intercontinental ballistic missile with which to deliver them?

As for China, how will it react to this new administration, which espouses a decidedly different view of China than the one that predominated in Washington over the past several decades? Will China adopt the role of “responsible global stakeholder” in contrast to Trump’s “America first” ideology? Or will China join the US in a race to the bottom, precipitating further ideological, economic and geostrategic competition that pulls the world down with it?

John Pomfret is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China from 1776 to the Present. He is also an award-winning author who spent decades as a foreign correspondent with The Washington Post. He has lived in China for 20 years since the early 1980s and also covered US-China relations from Washington, DC. As The New York Times said of The Beautiful Country, “Donald Trump (or his next secretary of state) would be well advised to read this timely and comprehensively informative book.”

Lunch Provided.
Please register by Thursday Feb. 16th: