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Center for China-U.S. Cooperation


About the CCUSC

Faculty & Staff

Executive Director

  • Suisheng (Sam) Zhao

    Suisheng (Sam) Zhao

    Office: 4032
    Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex
    Phone: 303-871-2401
    Email: [email protected]

    Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Executive Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He is founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China, a member of the Board of Governors of the US Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (USCSCAP), a member of National Committee on US-China Relations, a Research Associate at the Fairbanks Center for East Asian Research in Harvard University, and a honorary jianzhi professor at Beijing University, Renmin University and Fudan University. A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, he was Associate Professor of Political Science/International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government/East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California-San Diego. He received a Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of California-San Diego, a M.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri and a M.A. degree in economics from Peking University. He is the author and editor of ten books and numerous articles.


Program Manager

  • Erin McKay
    Erin McKay

    Office: 4028
    Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex
    Phone: 303-871-4474
    Email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistants

  • Olivia Fisher
  • Kathryn Walsh
  • Ariel Stenger
  • Tad Unruh
  • Alex Hayes
  • Chang Liu