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Center for China-U.S. Cooperation


About the CCUSC

Faculty & Staff

Executive Director

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Suisheng (Sam) Zhao

Office: 4032
Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex
Phone: 303-871-2401

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 Fairbank 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 Coordinator and Editorial Assistant


Mary Jeneverre Schultz

Office: 4030
Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex
Phone: 303-871-4474

Mary earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in International Political Science. Just recently, she completed a fellowship with the Los Angeles-based Leadership Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). For more than 20 years, she has worked in nonprofit for three organizations. Before venturing into nonprofits, she worked as business reporter for two daily newspapers: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, California and The Greeley Tribune in Greeley, Colorado and numerous trade magazine in health, banking and the arts. She is a contributing editor for the Denver-based magazine, Asian Avenue Magazine. She also serves as a volunteer grants committee member for the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, commissioner for the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission and volunteer board member for the Aurora Asian Partnership. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading books written by Asian and Asian American authors, cooking Filipino dishes, and exploring the world as a curious traveler of customs and cultural exchanges.

Administrative Assistants and Editorial ASSISTANTS


Jessica Ku

CCUSC Administrative Assistant and JCC Editorial Assistant


Qi Xia

CCUSC Administrative Assistant and JCC Editorial Assistant