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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

Abraham Denmark **EVENT CONFIRMED**
Abraham M. Denmark - “The US strategic relationships with China in the regional context of the Asia-Pacific”
Date: Monday October 3, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Abraham M. Denmark currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, where he supports the Secretary of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders in the formulation and implementation of defense policy for China, Japan, Mongolia, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.

Previous positions include Senior Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research, Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and several positions within the U.S. government. He has authored several reports and edited several books on geopolitical dynamics in the Asia-Pacific, and has been featured in major media outlets in the United States and across Asia.

Mr. Denmark was named a 21st Century Leader by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and received an Award for Excellence from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009.

A Colorado native, Mr. Denmark studied history and political science at the University of Northern Colorado, and earned a master's degree in international security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He has also studied at China's Foreign Affairs College and Peking University. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and son.

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National CommitteeThe Center for China—US Cooperation will be participating in the National Committee on U.S. China Relations’ CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger will be the national webcast speaker for the event, and Mr. Henry Levine will be our onsite speaker.


Date: Tuesday October 18, 2016
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

5:00pm - Live Webcast with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.
6:00pm - Onsite presentation by Mr. Henry Levine.

Dr. Kissinger Dr. Henry A. Kissinger: In addition to his years as national security advisor (1969-1975) and secretary of state (1973-1977), Dr. Kissinger has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.  While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations. 

Mr, Henry LevineHenry (Hank) Levine is a senior advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) -- a strategic advisory firm in Washington, D.C.  As a senior member of the firm’s China practice, Mr. Levine helps international firms deepen their interactions with government and non-government entities in China and resolve business issues. Before entering the private sector Mr. Levine spent 25 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State.  In the course of this career, he served twice in the State Department’s Office of China and Mongolia Affairs, twice at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and as U.S. Consul General in Shanghai.  Following his tour in Shanghai he served for three years as the deputy assistant secretary for Asia at the Department of Commerce.  In that capacity he was the senior China advisor to two secretaries of Commerce and a lead negotiator for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade. Mr. Levine is a member of the National Committee on U.S. – China Relations and a member of the Advisory Council of the U.S.-China Education Trust, where he previously served as executive director. Mr. Levine has a B.A. in political science from Bucknell University.  He did graduate work in international affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  He is a graduate, with distinction, from the U.S. National War College.  He is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).

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Paul MidfordDr. Paul Midford
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 1st Floor Forum - Room 1020
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Paul Midford is Professor, and Director of the Japan Program, at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.  Midford received his PhD. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2001.  His research interests include Japanese foreign and defense policies, the impact of public opinion on policy, renewable energy and energy security, and East Asian security multilateralism.  He has published over a dozen book chapters, co-edited three books, and has published articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Pacific Review, Asian Survey, Japan Forum, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.  Midford is the author of Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? (Stanford University Press, 2011).

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Dr. David ShambaughDr. David Shambaugh
Date: Friday November 11, 2016
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 1st Floor Forum
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Professor Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia, with a strong interest in the European Union and transatlantic issues.

Before joining the faculty at George Washington, he held the positions of Reader in Chinese Politics at the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and Editor of The China Quarterly. He also previously served as an analyst on the staff of the National Security Council East Asia Bureau and the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence & Research (1976-78). He was also a nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution (1998-2015), previously directed the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1986-87), served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (2009-2015), and has been elected a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Asia-Pacific Council, and other public policy and scholarly organizations. He is a recipient of research grants from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, German Marshall Fund, British Academy, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and other philanthropic bodies. He has been appointed a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2002-03), an Honorary Research Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (2008–), a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of World Economics & Politics in Beijing (2009-10), and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the S. Ranjaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore (2017). Professor Shambaugh has also been a visiting scholar or professor at universities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan. He is also a frequent contributor to the international media, serves on a number of editorial boards, and has been a consultant to various governments, research institutions, foundations, and private corporations.

Professor Shambaugh is a prolific author, having published more than 30 books and 300 articles.

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