The JACKSON/HO CHINA FORUM is funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment.
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November 13 - John Capowski - "An Unexpected Harmony: Common Law Principles and China’s Judicial Reform Effort"
John Capowski is a visiting professor at Denver University’s Sturm College of law and Professor of Law Emeritus at Widener University. He has his Doctor of Law from the Cornell Law School. Since 2007 he has made several trips to Beijing to participate in the China’s International Symposia on Evidence, which have focused on the China’s judicial reform effort. Articles he has presented there have been translated into Mandarin and published in two of China’s leading law journals.
November 6 - Simon Schuchat - “Alliance Management and U.S.-China Relations.”
Simon Schuchat is a recently retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer with three decades of experience in East Asia and the former Soviet Union, including service in Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Washington DC.
October 28 - CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, co-sponsored by the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
The program began with a webcast from Washington featuring Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state, discussing U.S.-China relations.
Following the webcast was a presentation by our on-site speaker, Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA, and head of the Washington, D.C. office. He discussed "Six Dragons Imperiling China's Future." Mr. Jannuzi is an international affairs policy and political expert who most recently served Chairman John Kerry as policy director for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Prior to joining the staff of the SFRC, Mr. Jannuzi worked as the East Asia regional political-military analyst for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), U.S. Department of State.
(please note that views represented are Jannuzi's opinions and do not necessarily represent those of Amnesty International)
September 27 - Thomas Fingar - "If China Could Remake the Global Order, What Would it Look Like?"
If China had an opportunity to refashion the global order, what would it change and what would it seek to accomplish? Fingar’s talk examined systemic, historic, and situational factors likely to shape China’s objectives and expectations in the overdue effort to replace or reengineer post-WW II arrangements made inadequate by their success.
Dr. Thomas Fingar is the inaugural Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. From May 2005 through December 2008, he served as the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and, concurrently, as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Dr. Fingar served previously as Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (2004-2005), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (2001-2003), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis (1994-2000), Director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (1989-1994), and Chief of the China Division (1986-1989).
May 15th - Fei-Ling Wang - "China in Africa: A Field Observation"
Fei-Ling Wang is currently professor of international affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology and, in 2012-13, Minerva Chair at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He taught at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), guest-lectured in ten countries, and held visiting and adjunct positions in China, France, Italy, Korea, Japan, and Singapore. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
In this special Jackson/Ho China Forum, Prof. Wang reported his findings from a recent 5-week field research trip on the subject in Sub-Sahara Africa.
May 1st, 2013 - W. James McNerney discussed "Working with China: A CEO’s Perspective"
W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. He oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based, $81.7 billion aerospace company. With more than 174,000 employees across the United States and in 70 countries, Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and a top U.S. exporter. It is the leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, and defense, space and security systems; it supports airlines andU.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 nations.
By appointment of U.S. President Barack Obama, McNerney chairs the President's Export Council, which operates as an advisory committee on international trade. He was previously the chair of the US-China Business Council.
April 11 - "Global Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States"
This panel discussion highlighted the oft-overlooked energy-water-food choke points that the United States and China are facing and stimulate discussion on opportunities for collaboration to address them.
Jennifer Turner is the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center and is currently focusing on U.S.-China energy and climate cooperation, the impact of energy development on water resources in China, environmental governance in China, and pollution challenges in Lake Tai.
Heather Cooley is Co-Director of the Pacific Institute’s Water Program and conducts and oversees research on an array of water issues, such as the connections between water and energy, sustainable water use and management, and the hydrologic impacts of climate change. Cooley has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Award for Outstanding Achievement and her work was recognized when the Pacific Institute received the first U.S. Water Prize in 2011.
This special Jackson/Ho China Forum was co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
March 8, 2013 - Bonnie Glaser discussed "Escalating Tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea: Causes and Potential Solutions"
Bonnie Glaser is a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the U.S. government on East Asia. From 2003 to mid-2008, Glaser was a senior associate in the CSIS International Security Program. Prior to joining CSIS, she served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State. Glaser has written extensively on Chinese threat perceptions and views of the strategic environment, China’s foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations, U.S.-China military ties, cross-strait relations, Chinese assessments of the Korean peninsula, and Chinese perspectives on missile defense and multilateral security in Asia.
January 31th, 2013 - Major General Zhu Chenghu
Major General Zhu Chenghu has been teaching and researching at the National Defense University (NDU) in China for nearly 40 years. He has served as director general at the Academic Department of Strategic Studies, deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, and commandant of the College of Defense Studies at NDU. He has also served as deputy chief of staff of the Headquarters of the Air Force at Guangzhou Military Command. General Zhu was a visiting fellow in the National Institute for Strategic Studies at the US National Defense University, the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore. He has published many articles and books on the major power relations, Asian‐Pacific security, and China’s national security and defense development.
February 7th, 2013 - David Shambaugh
Professor Shambaugh discussed his newly released book, “China Goes Global: The Partial Power.” Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director of The China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University (1996-present), and Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution (1998-present).
Professor Shambaugh is recognized internationally as an authority on contemporary Chinese affairs, U.S.-China Relations and the international politics and security of the Asia-Pacific region. He is a widely published author of numerous books, articles, book chapters and newspaper editorials.