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Conferences & Events

Past Events

Highlights of past events hosted by the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation include:

October 29, 2015 - "China: Then and Now" was presented by Ambassador Nicholas Platt, a long-time China specialist, three-time U.S. Ambassador (Pakistan, Zambia and the Philippines), former president of the Asia society, and author of the published memoir China Boys, was one of the State Department officials accompanied President Nixon on his historic visit to China in 1973.
As a young diplomatic officer in the early 1960s, when Communist China was firmly closed to the west, Nicholas Platt took the unusual step of studying Mandarin. This put him in a key position when U.S. relations to China suddenly opened. Overseeing numerous contacts and exchanges with China, and a frequent visitor and lecturer in the PRC, Platt is in a unique position to compare those early days of diplomatic contact to relations with the West today, as China now emerges as a major player on the world stage and an economic Power house.

October 5, 2015- CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections - A program co-sponsored by the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.  Our program included a live webcast from Washington D.C. featuring Robert Rubin, former secretary of the Treasury; Sheldon Day, mayor, Thomasville, Alabama; and Daniel Rosen, founding partner, Rhodium Group, moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.  Following the webcast, our onsite speaker Dr. Tom Gold, professor of sociology University of California, Berkeley, and executive director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, discussed "X's and O's: Post-Game Analysis of the Xi-Obama Summit".

September 25, 2015 - "China in the World Economy" was presented by Joanna R. Shelton who served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy, as staff of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, and at the US Treasury Department.

May 27, 2015 - The CCUSC co-sponsored along with the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, Karen Ruth Adams, Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Montana who discussed "Forecasting China's Rise".

May 8, 2015 - Lester Ross, Partner-in-Charge for the Beijing Office of WilmerHale presented "Recent Trends in Chinese Law and Their Impact on Foreign Investment".

April 30 - May 1, 2015 - CCUSC hosted the international symposium "Has China Found a Unique Path to Modernization?" During this conference Ambassador Zhao Weiping, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate in Chicago was the keynote speaker at the dinner. The following day papers were presented by Dr. Christopher R. Hughes, Head of the International Relations Department London School of Economics, Dr. Barry Naughton, Professor, University of California, San Diego, Dr. Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Dali Yang, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.  Discussants for the papers were Dr. Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin, Dr. Scott Kennedy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Guoguang Wu, Professor of Political Science, Chair in China & Asia-Pacific Relations, University of Victoria, Canada and Dr. Margaret Pearson, University of Maryland.

April 17, 2015 - Robert Ross, Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Associate, John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University presented "The Rise of China and the Return of Alliance Politics: Prospects for U.S. - China Relations".

April 3, 2015 - Blaine Harden, Author and former Washington Post correspondent discussed "Why is North Korea so perpetually furious at the U.S.?" His book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, was available for sale.

February 26, 2015 - The CCUCS co-sponsored an international workshop with the Center for Taiwan Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, "New Dynamics of Relations Across the Taiwan Strait".  Serving on the two panels were: Dr. Zhong Yang, Dr. Zuo Yana and Dr. Yu Yi-wen all from the School of International and Public Affairs, SJTU, Dr. Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dr. Scott Kastner, University of Maryland, Dr. Daniel Lynch, University of Southern California, Dr. Alan Romberg, Stimson Center, and Dr. Vincent Wang, University of Richmond.

February 19, 2015 - John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke University discussed "How Politics-and Politicians-Shape Views of China: Using Survey-Embedded Experiments to Assess Public Opinion about the People's Republic of China".

January 27, 2015 -  Michael Pillsbury, consultant at the U.S. Department of Defense presented "China's Grand Strategy: the Known and Unknown".  His book, The Hundred-Year Marathon, was available for sale.

November 4, 2014 - CCUSC presented - "Sustained Protests in Hong Kong: Economic Prosperity versus Political Participation" with Professor Peter Ho, Dr. Diana Lee, and Ambassador Chris Hill who participated in a panel discussion on the current protests in Hong Kong.

October 16, 2014- The CCUSC co-sponsored the 8th Annual China Town Hall featuring a live webcast from former President Jimmy Carter.The webcast was followed by a presentation from our on-site speaker, RADM Admiral Michael McDevitt (Ret.), who presented on Maritime Issues in the South China Sea. View his presentation here.

October 3, 2014 - Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Special Envoy to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Foreign Policy program presented "Negotiating the Future of Tibet: An Insider's Story."

May 2, 2014 - Louisa Lim, Beijing correspondent for NPR and the BBC, discussed her new book, The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. Read, or listen to, Louisa's April 15 story After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

April 17, 2014 - Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs at UPS, presented "The China-U.S. Economic Relationship: Perspectives from Government & Business.

Laura is responsible for all worldwide government affairs activities for UPS among the over 220 countries and territories it serves. Prior to joining UPS, Laura was Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs at CitiGroup and VP for Global Public Policy with Time Warner. In her government career, Ms. Lane was responsible for bilateral trade affairs with the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries at the United States Trade Representative (USTR). She also negotiated market access commitments on trade in services with China as part of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and served as U.S. negotiator for the WTO Financial Services negotiations, which resulted in a first-ever global agreement in 1997.  Watch the video below:

March 3, 2014 - Larry Diamond presented "Is Democracy in Global Decline?" Larry Diamond is Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford, and Faculty Co-Director of the Haas Center for Public Service. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies. Watch the video.

October 2013—China Town Hall, an annual event co-hosted by the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations, featured a live interview with Madeleine Albright via webcast. It was followed by a presentation by our on-site speaker, Frank Jannuzi who presented "Six Dragons Imperiling China's Future."

May 2013 - W. James McNerney discussed "Working with China: A CEO's Perspective." McNerney is chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company. Speaking to a crowd of over 100 attendees, McNerney described Boeing's strategy to partner with China across the entire value stream, including initiatives in air travel safety, advanced aviation systems and developing a bio-fuel aviation industry.

January 2013 – Major General Zhu Chenghu held an open conversation with students. He is the Dean of the Defense Affairs Institute for China's National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army. He is well known in America for his comments regarding Chinese use of nuclear weapons against the U.S.