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Past Events

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

January 25, 2021 - CCUSC's Director and Professor Sam Zhao spoke at a roundtable discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy under Biden: China, Africa, Latin America & the Middle East, organized by the Center for Internaitonal & Area Studies and International Studies Program at Northwest University last January 18. Click here for the recording.

September 25, 2020 - CCUSC's Director and Professor Sam Zhao shared a conversation with Korbel School Dean Fritz Mayer on "U.S. - China Relations," at the first Faculty Fridays.

August 28-29, 2020 - The Center for China - U.S. Cooperation successfully convened a two-day workshop, "The Trends and Determinants of Global Attitudes towards China, " co-sponsored with Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of Princeton University.

June 24, 2020 - CCUSC's Director and Professor Sam Zhao presented a webinar lecture entitled, "The US - China Rivalry and Implications for the Post-Pandemic World" to BNU-HKBU United International College. Click on this link: Recording  Access Password" 9J!*C5$! 

May 29, 2020 - CCUSC co-Sponsored with the Office of Global Engagement, "U.S.-China: How to Get on the Right Track" with Amb. Christopher Hill and Prof. Sam Zhao.

 May 14, 2020 - CCUSC co-Sponsored with the Crossley Center for Public Opinion, "China, the U.S. and global Leadership in the Pandemic" with Director Floyd Circuli and Prof. Sam Zhao. Click on this link: Recording

March 3, 2020 - CCUSC co-Sponsored with the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research and the Office of Global Engagement, "The Future of Democracy, Free Trade and Alliances in the Trump Era" with Prof. Koji Murata, Ms. Dina Smeltz, Director Floyd Ciruli, Prof. Sam Zhao and Amb. Chris Hill. SEE PHOTOS

March 2, 2020
- CCUSC co-Sponsored with the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research and the Office of Global Engagement, "Japan-U.S. Alliance & the 2020 Election" with Prof. Koji Murata, Ms. Dina Smeltz, Director Floyd Ciruli, and Amb. Chris Hill. SEE PHOTOS and See photos by Coreen Zuniga at CZ Photography & Art:

February 26, 2020 - " Measuring and Modeling the Rise of China" presented by Dr. Jonathan D. Moyer, Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. SEE PHOTOS

February 4, 2020 - CCUSC, the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Reserach, and the Office of Global Engagement co-sponsored Japan, the US and China in the Indo-Pacific" by Noriyuki Shikata, former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing, with Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng Zhao. SEE PHOTOS and See photos by Coreen Zuniga at CZ Photography & Art:

January 31, 2020 -CCUSC hosted: "Can There be a Peaceful Solution in Hong Kong?" by Dr. Alejandro Reyes. SEE PHOTOS

January 28, 2020 - CCUSC and the Office of Global Engagement co-sponsored How to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track? with   Gov. Robert Holden, Amb. Christopher R. Hill and Prof. Suisheng Zhao. SEE PHOTOS

November 7, 2019 - CCUSC hosted: South Korean Public Opinions on North Korea, Japan, China, America and Russia by Dr. Sang Sin LEE and event discussants were Consul General Park, Joon-Yong,
Amb. Christopher R. Hill, and Prof. Suisheng Zhao as moderator. SEE PHOTOS


November 4, 2019 - Hong Kong in Turmoil: Implications for the United States and China  - A panel discussion with four former American Consuls General in Hong Kong. Ambassador Kurt TongAmbassador Stephen M. Young, Ambassador Richard Boucher, and Mr. Richard Mueller  SEE PHOTOS

October 16, 2019 -CCUSC co-sponsored, The Marsico Vising Scholar program of the University of Denver College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Department of Political Science Department - “US-China Rivalry: Are We Going Off a Cliff?” by Dr. Ming Wan. 

October 10, 2019 - Trump and Kim Jong Un:  What Next? by Amb. Joseph Yun , former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy. SEE PHOTOS

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September 18, 2019 - "Will China Save the Planet?" - Barbara Finamore. Barbara Finamore is the Senior Strategic Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  SEE PHOTOS

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June 7, 2019 - CCUSC Visiting Scholar Academic Salon Series "The Effects of the U.S. Anti-dumping on Chinese Steel Exports" by Dr. Xiaoling Feng.  SEE PHOTOS

April 30, 2019 - CCUSC hotsed the Fourth Annual Sabel and Lee-Stahlgren Award Dinner, honoring Dr. David M. Lampton and Dr. Laurence Chan. SEE PHOTOS

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April 17, 2019 - Dr. Larry Diamond presented "The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracy". SEE PHOTOS

April 16, 2019 - Brian Eyler "Last Days of the Mighty Mekong".

March 18, 2019 - US Foreign policy and relations with the Asian-Pacific Countries with Amb. Christopher Hill, Richard Mueller and Suisheng Zhao. SEE PHOTOS

March 6, 2019 - Dr. Marco Cepik presented "China's Policy Towards Latin America: current challenge" - SEE PHOTOS

February 15, 2019 - Dr. Alan Dupont, founder and CEO of the Cognoscenti Group, presented "Will China Rule the World?" - SEE PHOTOS

February 6, 2019 - Dr. Chiung-Chiu Huang presented "The Anti-China Movement in Vietnam and the Contemporary Viet-Sino Relations" - SEE PHOTOS

January 25, 2019 -Mr. John Pomfret
Author and Washington Post Correspondent, presented "Could Donald Trump Be Right on China: Reflections on America's Most Important Relationship" - with Amb Hill and Prof. Zhao. -SEE PHOTOS

November 14, 2018 - Jackson/Ho CCUSC Visiting Scholar Academic Salon Series - Dr. Xuebin Shi presented "How to avoid China's public housing community sliding to slums: the experience and enlightenment of the United States" and Dr. Yongji Xue presented "China’s Rural Reforms and Innovation in the Past 40 Years: Comparing with the U.S" - SEE PHOTOS

November 8, 2018 - Mr. PARK, Joon-yong, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco with Amb. Christopher R. Hill and Prof. Suisheng Zhao -SEE PHOTOS

November 1, 2018 - Prof. Suisheng Zhao - China’s Belt-Road Initiative as a Top-Level Design: Can Beijing achieve its Ambitious Goals? -SEE PHOTOS

October 29, 2018 - CCUSC was delighted to co-sponsor Dr. Ed Friedman “War: China and Patriotism: the National Identity and State Policies of Post-colonial Irredentism” with the DU Marsico Visiting Scholars Program and the Department of Political Science.

October 9, 2018— the Center for China-US Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies participated in the 2018 CHINA Town Hall. This is a two-part event featured a noon lunch lecture with David Rank, Senior Advisor at The Cohen Group, and a live national webcast with Former U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. -SEE PHOTOS

September 26, 2018—Center for China-US Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies hosted a panel discussion on President Trump’s Trade War with China and Beyond. The panel consisted of Korbel faculty Dr. George DeMartino, Dr. Ilene Grabel, Dr. Haider Khan and Dr. Suisheng Zhao and a former US Consul General of Hong Kong, Mr. Richard Mueller. -SEE PHOTOS

September 6, 2018 - U.S.-China Relations and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific - Josh M. Cartin, Director for Asian Economic Security
National Security Council, the White House.. -SEE PHOTOS

May 23, 2018 -CCUSC and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law,Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin co-sponsored a JCC Special Issue Conference on Domestic Drivers of China’s Foreign Policy and US-China Relations. In addition to the conference, Dr. Joshua Eisenman, Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Fellow for China Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council, and Dr. Eric Heginbotham, Principal Research Scientist at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave a book talk on their new publication China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World as part of the Jackson/Ho China Forum Series. -SEE PHOTOS

May 2, 2018 - On May 2, 2018, the Center for US-China Cooperation hosted its third annual Sabel Award Dinner. The recipients of the 2018 John and Vivian Sabel Award of the Best Article published in the Journal of Contemporary China are Dr. Kevin O’Brien and Dr. Rongbin Han for their titled “Path to Democracy? Assessing Village Elections in China.” This year’s dinner also presented the inaugural Lee-Stahlgren US-China Bridge Award to Dr. Sarah M. Nelson, University Professor at the University of Denver in the Anthropology Department and the former Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies.  - SEE PHOTOS

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April 11, 2018 - Asia and Regional Integration in the Midst of Global Uncertainty - Mr. Bart W. Édes, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank. -SEE PHOTOS

March 8, 2018 - China Engages Southeast Asia: Implications of the “Belt and Road”  presented by Professor Hong LIU of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  -SEE PHOTOS

February 16, 2018 - Ambassador Dan Baer, Diplomat in Residence at Korbel presented "No, Xi Can't: Why China's Authoritarianism Limits China's Progress." -SEE PHOTOS

February 6, 2018CCUSC Visiting Scholar Academic Salon Series
Professor Shi Zhigao
presented 什么是世界一流的校园生活? 基于丹佛大学的中美比较研究 How to build a world class university? A Comparative study of Campus life at the University of Denver and Chinese Universities

January 25, 2018 - Japan-U.S. Relations
Mr. Hiroto Hirakoba, Consul General of Japan in Denver -Mr.  Hiroto Hirakoba has been  the Consul General of Japan in Denver since March 2017. A career Japanese diplomat. Mr. Hirakoba has served in Asia, Africa, and Oceania. - SEE PHOTOS

November 29, 2017CCUSC Visiting Scholar Academic Salon Series
featured presentations by two CCUSC Visiting Scholars: "中美旅游资源的通达性对比研究 - A Comparative Study on the Accessibility of China-American Tourism Resources" presented by
王超 Professor Chao Wang.
"低碳经济视角下的产业结构调整与能源效率研究—Chinese Industrial Structure Adjustment and Energy Efficiency from the Perspective of Low Carbon Economy" presented by 冯娅 Professor Ya Feng.

November 13, 2017 - CCUSC partnered with the DU Department of Political Science to co-sponsor Dr. June Tuefel Dreyer's presentation "THE 19TH PARTY CONGRESS: AS THE DUST SETTLES" -SEE PHOTOS

November 10, 2017CCUSC Visiting Scholar Academic Salon Series
陈慧女 Professor Huinv Chen presented "中国省际交界地区的贫困形成、积累与突破 The Formation, Accumulation and Breakthrough of “Poverty Trap” in the Boundary Areas of Provincial Administrative Regions in China"  SEE PHOTOS

October 25, 2017 - Madeleine O'Dea spoke on her new book in a lecture titled "Art, Amnesia and Memory: China's battle with history" Madeleine O'Dea is a writer and journalist who has been covering the political, economic and cultural life of China for the past three decades. -SEE PHOTOS

October 24, 2017 -The Center for China—US Cooperation participated in the National Committee on U.S. China Relations’ CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, which featured a webcast with Ambassador Susan E. Rice, and onsite speaker Mr. Lloyd Neighbors. Lloyd Neighbors served as a diplomat for 30 years with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State.  He retired in 2005 from the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. -SEE PHOTOS

October 10, 2017 - Dr. Susan Shirk presented "The Failure of Political Institutionalization in China." Dr. Susan Shirk is the Chair of the 21st Century China Center and Research Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California - San Diego. -SEE PHOTOS

September 26, 2017 - Chinese Consul General Hong Lei, "China-US Relationship in the New Era."  Mr. HONG Lei is the 10th Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago and covers nine states in the Midwest of U.S., namely Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa. SEE PHOTOS

April 25, 2017 - SHIN, Chae-Hyun Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco - "Enduring ROK-U.S. Alliance and Partnership". SHIN, Chae-Hyun is Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco since April 2016. -

April 5, 2017 - China-US Think Tank Dialogue 2017 Between the Center for China-US Cooperation and Renmin University Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies - "Global Governance and Sino-US Relations"

Participants from Chongyang Institute:
Prof. WU Xiaoqiu, Vice President, Renmin University of China
Prof. ZHAO Xijun, Vice Dean, School of Finance, Renmin University of China
Prof. WANG Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
Ms. CHEN Chenchen, Research Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China

Participants from the Center for China-US Cooperation:
Prof. Suisheng Zhao, CCUSC Director, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Prof. Haider Khan, Distinguished Senior Fellow,Policy Research Institute; John Evans Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Prof. Douglas Allen, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Prof. Don C. Smith, Associate Professor of the Practice of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Prof. Paul Viotti, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Prof. Tom Farer, University Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Prof. Xiansheng Tian, Professor of History, Metro State University
Prof. Steve Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado Denver
Prof. Li Li Peters, Associate Professor, Director of Asian Studies, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Denver
Prof. Ji Chen, Director of China Initiatives, Institute for International Business, University of Colorado Denver
Prof. Tracy Xu, Associate Professor, Reiman School of Finance, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Dr. Walter "Joe" Shaw, Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council, retired University Dean and Vice President, Visiting Professor at Dalian University of Foreign Languages


April 5, 2017 - Global Governance and Sino-US Relations: A Chinese Perspective
Dr. Zhao Xijun and Dr. Wang Wen

Dr. Zhao Xijun is Deputy Dean of School of Finance at Renmin University of China. He is also deputy director of Finance and Securities Institute at Renmin University, Executive Director and Member of Academic Committee of China International Finance Research Institute and Vice President of Beijing International Finance Research Institute.

Dr. Wang Wen, is Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China . He also serves as Secretary-General of Green Finance Association of China, Standing Director of World Socialism Research at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Standing Director of “One Belt One Road” Think Tanks’ Association of China, as well s columnist at and -SEE PHOTOS


February 17, 2017 - John Pomfret - “The US and China in the Era of Donald Trump" John Pomfret is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China from 1776 to the Present. He is also an award-winning author who spent decades as a foreign correspondent with The Washington Post. -SEE PHOTOS

February 7th, 2017 - Aynne Kokas - "Hollywood Made in China - What are the Stakes?" Dr. Aynne Kokas is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas’ research broadly examines Sino-US media and technology relations. -SEE PHOTOS

January 31, 2017 -Dr. David F. Gordon and Dr. Suisheng Zhao discussed "The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Challenge: CHINA." Dr. David F. Gordon is senior advisor and former chairman of Eurasia Group. Before joining Eurasia Group, Dr. Gordon spent more than ten years working at the highest levels of US foreign and national security policy processes, including the director of policy planning under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a top management role at the National Intelligence Council (NIC), and the director of CIA's Office of Transnational Issues. -SEE PHOTOS

January 24, 2017 - Ambassador Christopher R. Hill and Dr. Suisheng Zhao discussed "The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Challenge: EAST ASIA" -SEE PHOTOS

November 15, 2016 - Dr. Patrick M. Cronin - "Power, Order, and US-China Policy in the Next Administration: What the Election Means". Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). - SEE PHOTOS

November 14, 2016 -Two of CCUSC's visiting scholars,Guoxi Zhang and Jingyi Lu, presented their lecture about American Presidential Election Through the Eyes of Chinese Visiting Scholars . Guoxi Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate at the American Studies Center of Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he focuses on the American presidency and China-U.S. relations. A visiting scholar at CCUSC since March 2016, he has authored several book chapters and journal articles, both in English and Chinese, on American politics and U.S. foreign policy, while occasionally contributing to The Diplomat and the Global Times. Currently, he is writing a chapter on China-U.S. relations for a forthcoming volume that examines foreign views of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Jingyi Lu is a visiting scholar at Korbel School and is currently pursing her Master’s degree in Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Previously she served a student ambassador in Center for Public Diplomacy Studies in Beijing, and the liaison officer for Chinese Communist Party International Department, through which she cultivates the interest in Sino-US relations and US politics. Besides fluent in Chinese and English, she also has basic knowledge of Korean and Spanish. -SEE PHOTOS

November 11, 2016 - Dr. David Shambaugh spoke about his new book China's Future. Professor Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia, with a strong interest in the European Union and transatlantic issues.Before joining the faculty at George Washington, he held the positions of Reader in Chinese Politics at the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and Editor of The China Quarterly. -SEE PHOTOS

October 26, 2016 -Dr. Paul Midford - Japanese Public Opinion and Policy Responses to the Rise of China. Dr. Paul Midford is Professor, and Director of the Japan Program, at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. -SEE PHOTOS

October 24, 2016 - Dr. Peter Gries - “How Ideology Unites & Divides Americans Over China'. 

October 18, 2016 - The Center for China—US Cooperation participated in the National Committee on U.S. China Relations’ CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger was the national webcast speaker for the event, and Mr. Henry Levine was our onsite speaker. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger: In addition to his years as national security advisor (1969-1975) and secretary of state (1973-1977), Dr. Kissinger has also taught at Harvard University and is currently chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.  While national security advisor, Dr. Kissinger played a crucial role in arranging President Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, which opened the door to the re-establishment of U.S.-China relations. Henry (Hank) Levine is a senior advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) -- a strategic advisory firm in Washington, D.C. -SEE PHOTOS

October 11, 2016 - Dr. Terry Lautz- "John Birch, China and the Cold War".Dr. Lautz is a Moynihan Research Fellow at Syracuse University and former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation in New York. He is chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute and a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. -SEE PHOTOS

October 3, 2016 - Abraham M. Denmark - “The US strategic relationships with China in the regional context of the Asia-Pacific”. Abraham M. Denmark currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, where he supports the Secretary of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders in the formulation and implementation of defense policy for China, Japan, Mongolia, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. -SEE PHOTOS

September 28, 2016 - Dr. Bruce Dickson - “The Dictator’s Dilemma: The Chinese Communist Party’s Strategy for Survival” Bruce Dickson is professor of political science and international affairs and chair of the political science department at the George Washington University. -SEE PHOTOS

May 18, 2016 - Edward Dong - "Korea and China:  Middle Power and Middle Kingdom"  Edward Dong spent close to four decades as an American diplomat conversant in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese affairs. He retired from the Department of State, his last posting as the Political Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. -SEE PHOTOS

May 4, 2016 - 2016 CCUSC Sabel Award Dinner and Presentations Dr. Benjamin is the John S. and Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China Business and Law at the School of Law of UC Irvine, and the director of the UC Irvine Long U.S.-China Institute. His research and article, "Understanding Citizen Action against Pollution in China" in the top-rated Journal of Contemporary China earned him this year's Sabel Award. He was able to share and discuss his research with over 100 guests, and was joined by keynote speakers former ambassador to China Chas Freeman and also Dr. Carla Freeman. Amb. Chas Freeman served American international relations for thirty years, and also became the Assistant Secretary of Defense. His speech and remarks on the event can be found  here. His daughter, Dr. Carla Freeman, is currently the director of the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, John Hopkins University. She currently conducts research on Chinese foreign and domestic policy, focusing on regional dynamics, environmental politics and security, as well as China's role in international organizations. One of our Chinese visiting scholars put some photos taken by them into a music album, which is circulating in Chinese international studies websites widely by now and you may watch using IPad or Apple computer here:

April 20, 2016 -  Dr. Richard Bush, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of its Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, and the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies. -SEE PHOTOS

April 12, 2016 - Dr. Shiping Tang, Fulbright visiting research scholar at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), University of California at San Diego for 2015-16 academic year. -SEE PHOTOS

 March 22, 2016 - Dr. Yongqian Tu, Professor in School of Labor and Human Resources of Remin University of China. -SEE PHOTOS

February 26, 2016 - Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. -SEE PHOTOS

February 3, 2016 - Dr. Chung-in Moon, Yonsei University and Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia. -SEE PHOTOS

January 21, 2016 - Dr. David F. Gordon, Senior Advisor and former chairman of Eurasia Group. -SEE PHOTOS

October 29, 2015 -  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. -SEE PHOTOS

October 5, 2015- CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections - 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. -SEE PHOTOS

September 25, 2015 - Joanna R. Shelton former Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). - SEE PHOTOS

May 27, 2015 - Karen Ruth Adams, Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Montana.

May 8, 2015 - Lester Ross, Partner-in-Charge for the Beijing Office of WilmerHale. -SEE PHOTOS

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.

April 3, 2015 - Blaine Harden, Author and former Washington Post correspondent.

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.
January 27, 2015 -  Michael Pillsbury, consultant at the U.S. Department of Defense. -SEE PHOTOS