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CO-SPONSORED WITH THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Holden, Hill and ZhaoHow to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track?
Gov. Robert Holden
Amb. Christopher R. Hill
Prof. Suisheng Zhao

Tuesday January 28, 2020
12:00pm—1:30pm
SIE Complex—5th floor—Maglione Hall
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80208

Robert (Bob) Holden served as Missouri’s 53rd Governor, 2001-2005. Prior to being elected Governor, Holden served two terms as Missouri State Treasurer and three terms as a Missouri State Representative. During Governor Holden's term in office, he chaired the Midwest Governors Association; opened Missouri’s first trade office in China; created Missouri’s first Hispanic Outreach Committee; moved Missouri from 41st to 5th in terms of women in leadership positions; appointed over 200 African Americans to prominent leadership roles; established the state's first Youth Cabinet; and built the first LEED certified state office building in Missouri. Bob Holden is currently the Missouri Co-Chair for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and is an Executive Board member of the Missouri State NAACP Chapter. After leaving office in 2005, Holden founded the Holden Public Policy Forum and was a professor at Webster University for ten years. While at Webster University, he helped bring the first Confucius Institute to Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. For over 40 years, Bob Holden has been an active participant in the American Legion Missouri Boys and Girls State Program. He led efforts to bring the first delegations of Chinese students to be participants in this historic program. Since that first delegation to Missouri Boys and Girls State, he has lead the efforts to continue these student delegations of Chinese students to Missouri and Missouri students to China with plans to initiate delegations from other states.

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill is an American diplomat who was at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy priorities across multiple regions, including as ambassador to Iraq, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and Macedonia.  As Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, he led U.S efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, which induced North Korea to catalogue its nuclear activities and freeze and disable its plutonium production in 2008-2009.  He co-chaired negotiations that ended the Bosnian war in 1995 and was the U.S. presidential envoy in negotiations that ended the Kosovo war in 1999.  Ambassador Hill’s diplomatic assignments have entailed direct contact with every American president since Bill Clinton as well as numerous heads of state and other key decision-makers in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  His network also includes ties to U.S. and foreign military leadership. Following more than 30 years of distinguished service as a career diplomat, Ambassador Hill was named dean of the graduate Korbel School at the University of Denver.  In that role, he succeeded in raising over $45 million to expand the school’s infrastructure and academic program.  A highly-regarded voice on American foreign policy, Ambassador Hill regularly appears in U.S. and international media such as NBC, MSNBC, BBC, CNN, and al Jazeera.  In addition to an award-winning memoir, Outpost: A Diplomat at Work, Ambassador Hill has written for select news and policy publications.  He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Korea Society Board of Trustees, and a senior director at Albright-Stonebridge, a global business strategy firm.

Suisheng (Sam) Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California-San Diego, he is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books and several dozens of articles on Chinese foreign policy, US-China relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Chinese politics/political economy, and East Asian regional issues.

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
Please register by Friday January 24th:

 


Prof. ReyesCan There be a Peaceful Solution in Hong Kong?
Dr. Alejandro Reyes

Friday January 31, 2020
12:00pm—1:30pm
SIE Complex—Room 1150
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80208

Alejandro Reyes is an associate professor and director of knowledge dissemination at the Asia Global Institute, a think tank at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He manages AsiaGlobal Online, the institute’s digital journal that provides Asian perspectives on global issues. Prior to joining the institute, he was for two years senior policy adviser to the assistant deputy minister for Asia Pacific, leading the policy planning unit for the region, at Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian foreign ministry. He had previously served in the department in 2002 as senior policy adviser to the Canadian foreign minister and member of the Canadian delegation to the G8 foreign ministers' meeting. From 2007 to 2017, he was an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at HKU. A Hong Kong-based independent consultant from 2001 to 2017, he worked with several foundations and international organizations including the G20 Business Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum, and the US-Asia Institute, as well as some corporate clients. He began his professional career as a journalist with Asiaweek Magazine, part of Time Inc., where he worked from 1988 to 2001 in Hong Kong and Singapore. Born in the Philippines and a citizen of Canada, he was educated at Harvard University and the University of Oxford and has held fellowships at Columbia University, Ohio University and the Atlantic Council of the United States. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
Please register by Wednesday January 29th:

 

 

CO-SPONSORED EVENT WITH
THE CROSSLEY CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH,
THE CENTER FOR CHINA-US COOPERATION &
THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Event in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver

Noriyuki Shikata, Floyd Ciruli and Sam ZhaoJapan, the US and China in the Indo-Pacific  
Noriyuki Shikata
Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing
with Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng Zhao

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
11:45am—1:30pm
University of Denver
SIE Complex—The Forum—1st Floor, Room 1020
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80208

Noriyuki Shikata was the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China. His other prior positions include: Deputy Director General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau; Director, Economic Treaties Division, International Legal Affairs Bureau; and Director, Second North America Division, North America Bureau. Mr. Shikata has also been a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University’s  Graduate School of Law/Public Policy and Harvard University. He holds a B.A. in Law from Kyoto University and Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Floyd Ciruli is the inaugural director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research.  Mr. Ciruli teaches graduate-level courses in survey analysis and methodology to promote the center's focus. Mr. Ciruli, a pollster and political analyst, is principal at Ciruli Associates, a consulting and public opinion research firm.  He holds a law degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA.  Currently, he is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Georgetown Law Alumni Board.  He is past-president of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

Suisheng (Sam) Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California-San Diego, he is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books and several dozens of articles on Chinese foreign policy, US-China relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Chinese politics/political economy, and East Asian regional issues.

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
Please register by Friday January 31st:
 


CO-SPONSORED WITH THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
Zhao, Hill and Consuls GeneralThe US-China Trade War and its Global Implications: Perspectives from Foreign Consuls in Denver
Prof. Suisheng Zhao
Amb. Christopher R. Hill
and a panel of Consuls General in Denver including:
Consul General Roland Denegri
- Consulate General of Peru in Denver
Consul General Midori Takeuchi - Consulate General of Japan in Denver

Wednesday February 12, 2020
12:00pm—1:30pm
SIE Complex—5th floor—Maglione Hall
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80208

Suisheng (Sam) Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford
University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine and visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California-San Diego, he is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books and several dozens of articles on Chinese foreign policy, US-China relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Chinese politics/political economy, and East Asian regional issues.

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill is an American diplomat who was at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy priorities across multiple regions, including as ambassador to Iraq, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and Macedonia.  As Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, he led U.S efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, which induced North Korea to catalogue its nuclear activities and freeze and disable its plutonium production in 2008-2009.  He co-chaired negotiations that ended the Bosnian war in 1995 and was the U.S. presidential envoy in negotiations that ended the Kosovo war in 1999.  Ambassador Hill’s diplomatic assignments have entailed direct contact with every American president since Bill Clinton as well as numerous heads of state and other key decision-makers in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  His network also includes ties to U.S. and foreign military leadership. Following more than 30 years of distinguished service as a career diplomat, Ambassador Hill was named dean of the graduate Korbel School at the University of Denver.  In that role, he succeeded in raising over $45 million to expand the school’s infrastructure and academic program.  A highly-regarded voice on American foreign policy, Ambassador Hill regularly appears in U.S. and international media such as NBC, MSNBC, BBC, CNN, and al Jazeera.  In addition to an award-winning memoir, Outpost: A Diplomat at Work, Ambassador Hill has written for select news and policy publications.  He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Korea Society Board of Trustees, and a senior director at Albright-Stonebridge, a global business strategy firm.

Mr. Roland Denegri is a Minister in the Diplomatic Service of Peru, lawyer, graduated from the Catholic University of Peru and from the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy, has a Master’s Degree in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham - United Kingdom. Nowadays he holds the position of Consul General of Peru in Denver with a jurisdiction of nine Estates of the American Union (Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming). He has been working at the Mission of Peru to the European Union and Embassy of Peru in Belgium, and Counselor and Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Peru in Argentina. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he held several positions, including Third Secretary at the South American Department and MERCOSUR; First Secretary and Head of Chile Division of the South American Department; and also, he was Adviser to the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Consul-General Midori Takeuchi arrived in Denver in November 2018. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982 and has served at the Embassy of Japan in Singapore and Consulates-General of Japan in New York and Detroit. She also attended G7 Summits in London and Munich, G20 Summits in Washington D.C. and London, and has visited several countries including China, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the United Arab Emirates. As of April 2019, Consul-General Takeuchi is one of 39 women currently in director-level or higher positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and one of only 13 female Heads of Mission representing the Japanese government around the world.

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
Please register by Monday February 10th: