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Past Events

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

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.

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.” Dr. Kevin O’Brien is the Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley and Dr. Han is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. The award was launched in 2016 to celebrate publication of the JCC’s 100th issue as well as the journal’s 25th anniversary. Winning articles have the most citations rate and nominations by both the editorial board and general readers. 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. The Bridge Award honors community members who have contributed to increasing understanding and cooperation between the US and China. The inaugural recipient of the US-China Bridge Award was Dr. Diana Lee in 2017. Thanks to her generous support, the award has been renamed Lee-Stahlgren US-China Bridge Award in her honor and in recognition of  her late husband, Dr. LeRoy H. Stahlgren's efforts as well as the efforts of her late father, Ho Ping-Yin, toward bridging understanding and improving cooperation between China and the U.S. The CCUSC would like to thank the sponsors that have contributed to making the Sabel Award Dinner possible and such a success. The dinner was attended by over 160 people, including DU administrators, faculty, and staff members, local community leaders, Chinese scholars, and students of the Korbel School of International Studies.

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.The world is witnessing an upheaval in global trade relations, from the United States' withdrawal from the Transpacific Partnership, BREXIT,  nontariff barriers rising in many countries, tense negotiations on a new version of NAFTA, and American tariffs on China for poor protection of intellectual property rights and forced technology transfer.  In the meantime, Asian countries continue to forge deeper regional integration, building a buffer against global uncertainties. Bart Édes, the Asian Development Bank's North American Representative, will talk about economic growth prospects in developing Asia; some of the profound social, economic and environmental challenges now confronting the region; and growing integration within Asia, and what that means for both Asia and the United States. Bart Édes has served as the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) representative in North America since October 2, 2017. His earlier ADB experience includes leading teams responsible for knowledge management, social development, gender equity, the social sectors, civil society engagement, ICT for Development, inclusive business, governance, and public sector management. Between 1994 and 2000, Édes managed communications at SIGMA, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development providing support to public governance reform in Central and Eastern European countries. Édes has also worked as a journalist, researcher, policy analyst, and specialist on international trade and foreign direct investment. He has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in Government (cum laude) from Georgetown University.

March 8, 2018 - China Engages Southeast Asia: Implications of the “Belt and Road”  presented by Professor Hong LIU of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Professor Hong LIU is Chair of the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where he holds the Tan Kak Kee Endowed Professorship in Public Policy and Global Affairs. Prior to joining NTU in 2010, he was the Inaugural Director of the Centre for Chinese Studies and Chair Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Manchester in the UK and Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. Professor Liu’s main research areas are Sino-Southeast Asian interactions, transnational governance in modern Asia, and international migration. He has authored/edited more than 12 books (in English, Chinese, and Indonesian) and over 80 academic articles, including in the World Politics, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and Current History: A Journal of Contemporary World Affairs. His co-authored book, Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980 will be published by the University of California Press in summer 2018.

February 16, 2018 - Ambassador Dan Baer, Diplomat in Residence at Korbel presented "No, Xi Can't: Why China's Authoritarianism Limits China's Progress." Dan Baer is a Diplomat in Residence at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.  He was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2013 to 2017.  He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2009-2013.

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.

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. Prof. Wang is currently a visiting scholar in Josef Korbel School of International Studies in DU. An associate professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the School of Economics and Management at Beijing Jiaotong University in 2009. His current research direction is transportation economics.


"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. Prof. Feng is currently a visiting scholar in Josef Korbel School of International Studies in DU. She is the associate professor in Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China. Obtaining her PH.D degree in Economics from Economics and Management school at Wuhan University in 2012, her primary research focuses on Industrial structure adjustment and Low carbon economy in China. Her present research is about the Industrial structure adjustment and energy efficiency from the perspective of low carbon economy in China.

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"

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"  陈慧女 Huinv Chen is currently a visiting scholar in Josef Korbel School of International Studies in DU . She is the associate professor in Wuhan University, China. Receiving her PH. D degree in Economics from Economics and Management school at Wuhan University  in 2010. her primary research focuses on the Development of Regional Economy  and economic development path of underdeveloped areas in China, such as The Resource Exhausted Cities, Rural Areas, and The Boundary Areas in China. Her current research project is about the development of borderlands between different  provinces in China.

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.

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. 

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. She is director emeritus of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC).

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. 

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. Most recently, he served as Director-General for North American Affairs in charge of Korea’s bilateral relations with the US and Canada from 2015 to 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 Sina.com and Guancha.cc.

 

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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: http://kawa0.kagirl.cn/kphoto/fakeshowbook.php?bookid=dD2nhG888Uyear4ykcmKqy2efzzdqbuGPVmwpJ5UxaM&wxid=kawa

April 20, 2016 -  Dr. Richard Bush - "Taiwan’s 2016 Elections and the Implications for China-Taiwan relations" Dr. Richard Bush is a 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.

April 12, 2016 - Dr. Shiping Tang spoke on "The "Liberal" International Order: any room for an illiberal rising power like China?".  Shiping Tang is Fulbright visiting research scholar at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), University of California at San Diego for 2015-16 academic year.

 March 22, 2016 - Dr. Yongqian Tu presented "The Labor Clauses in TPP: Its Impact on China’s Industrial Relations, Labor law and Beyond". Dr.  Yongqian Tu is Professor in School of Labor and Human Resources of Remin University of China.

February 26, 2016 - Robert Daly spoke on "The High Priest of Chineseness: Can China Be Powerful and Modern Under Xi Jinping?".  Robert Daly is director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.

February 3, 2016 - Dr. Chung-in Moon presented "China's Rise and South Korea's Strategic Choice . Dr. Moon is a professor of political science at Yonsei University, Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia, a quarterly magazine in English, and Director of the Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library the Republic of Korea.

January 21, 2016 - Dr. David F. Gordon presented "Changing Global Energy Markets and China-US Relations". Dr. David F. Gordon is the senior advisor and former chairman of Eurasia Group.

October 29, 2015 - "China: Then and Now" was presented by 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.

October 5, 2015- CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections - A program co-sponsored by the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.  Our program included a live webcast from Washington D.C. featuring Robert Rubin, former secretary of the Treasury; Sheldon Day, mayor, Thomasville, Alabama; and Daniel Rosen, founding partner, Rhodium Group, moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.  Following the webcast, our 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, discussed "X's and O's: Post-Game Analysis of the Xi-Obama Summit".

September 25, 2015 - "China in the World Economy" was presented by Joanna R. Shelton who served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy, as staff of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, and at the US Treasury Department.

May 27, 2015 - The CCUSC co-sponsored along with the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, Karen Ruth Adams, Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Montana who discussed "Forecasting China's Rise".

May 8, 2015 - Lester Ross, Partner-in-Charge for the Beijing Office of WilmerHale presented "Recent Trends in Chinese Law and Their Impact on Foreign Investment".

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 presented "The Rise of China and the Return of Alliance Politics: Prospects for U.S. - China Relations".

April 3, 2015 - Blaine Harden, Author and former Washington Post correspondent discussed "Why is North Korea so perpetually furious at the U.S.?" His book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, was available for sale.

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 discussed "How Politics-and Politicians-Shape Views of China: Using Survey-Embedded Experiments to Assess Public Opinion about the People's Republic of China".

January 27, 2015 -  Michael Pillsbury, consultant at the U.S. Department of Defense presented "China's Grand Strategy: the Known and Unknown".  His book, The Hundred-Year Marathon, was available for sale.

November 4, 2014 - CCUSC presented - "Sustained Protests in Hong Kong: Economic Prosperity versus Political Participation" with Professor Peter Ho, Dr. Diana Lee, and Ambassador Chris Hill who participated in a panel discussion on the current protests in Hong Kong.

October 16, 2014- The CCUSC co-sponsored the 8th Annual China Town Hall featuring a live webcast from former President Jimmy Carter.The webcast was followed by a presentation from our on-site speaker, RADM Admiral Michael McDevitt (Ret.), who presented on Maritime Issues in the South China Sea. View his presentation here.

October 3, 2014 - Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Special Envoy to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Foreign Policy program presented "Negotiating the Future of Tibet: An Insider's Story."

May 2, 2014 - Louisa Lim, Beijing correspondent for NPR and the BBC, discussed her new book, The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. Read, or listen to, Louisa's April 15 story After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

April 17, 2014 - Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs at UPS, presented "The China-U.S. Economic Relationship: Perspectives from Government & Business. Watch the video below:


March 3, 2014 - Larry Diamond, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford, and Faculty Co-Director of the Haas Center for Public Service. Watch the video.

October 2013—China Town Hall, an annual event co-hosted by the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations, featured a live interview with Madeleine Albright via webcast. It was followed by a presentation by our on-site speaker, Frank Jannuzi who presented "Six Dragons Imperiling China's Future."

May 2013 - W. James McNerney, chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company.

January 2013 – Major General Zhu Chenghu, Dean of the Defense Affairs Institute for China's National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army.