Skip navigation

Center for China-U.S. Cooperation


Conferences & Events

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

Peter GriesCCUSC is please to co-host this event with the DU Department of Political Science:

Dr. Peter Gries - “How Ideology Unites & Divides Americans Over China”
Date: Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Sturm Hall - Room 281
2000 E. Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80208
Snacks and Drinks Provided - No RSVP Required

How Ideology Unites and Divides Americans over China

Why do Americans feel and think about China in the ways that they do? Based on a 2011 national survey, this talk contends that a shared Liberalism predisposes all Americans to fear a non-democratic “Red China.” But conservatives feel substantially cooler towards China than liberals do. For cultural, social, economic, and political reasons, conservatives feel substantially cooler than liberals toward both communist countries in general and “Red China” in particular. I conclude by suggesting that with gerrymandering and ongoing ideological sorting, these ideological differences over China on Main Street may come to play a greater role in the making of US China policy.



Paul Midford Dr. Paul Midford - Japanese Public Opinion and Policy Responses to the Rise of China
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

Dr. 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).

Please Register



Dr. David Shambaugh Dr. David Shambaugh - "China's Future"
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.

Please Register



Guoxi Zhang and Jingyi LuAmerican Presidential Election Through the Eyes of Chinese Visiting Scholars
Guoxi Zhang and Jingyi Lu
Date: Monday November 14, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - Room 3110*
**3rd Floor of the old building**
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Guoxi Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate at the American Studies Center of Beijing
Foreign Studies University, where he focuses on the American presidency and China-U.S. relations. A visiting scholar at CCUSC since March 2016, he has authored several book chapters and journal articles, both in English and Chinese, on American politics and U.S. foreign policy, while occasionally contributing to The Diplomat and the Global Times. Currently, he is writing a chapter on China-U.S. relations for a forthcoming volume that examines foreign views of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Jingyi Lu is a visiting scholar at Korbel School and is currently pursing her
Master’s degree in Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Previously she served a student ambassador in Center for Public Diplomacy Studies in Beijing, and the liaison officer for Chinese Communist Party International Department, through which she cultivates the interest in Sino-US relations and US politics. Besides fluent in Chinese and English, she also has basic knowledge of Korean and Spanish.

Please Register



Dr. CroninDr. Patrick M. Cronin - "Power, Order, and US-China Policy in the Next Administration: What the Election Means"
Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: SIE Complex - 5th Floor
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs. At the IISS, he also served as Editor of the Adelphi Papers and as the Executive Director of the Armed Conflict Database.  Before joining IISS, Dr. Cronin was Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In 2001, Dr. Cronin was confirmed by the United States Senate to the third-ranking position at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  From 1998 until 2001, Dr. Cronin served as Director of Research at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has also been a senior analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, a U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence officer, and an analyst with the Congressional Research Service and SRI International.  Dr. Cronin has taught at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the University of Virginia’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Government.

Please Register