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Past Events

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

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


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

Professor Suisheng Zhao - Moderator
Ambassador Kurt Tong -
Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau (2016-2019)
Ambassador Stephen M. Young -
US Consul General in Hong Kong (2010-2013)
Ambassador Richard Boucher -
US Consul General in Hong Kong (1996-1999)
Mr. Richard Mueller - US Consul General in Hong Kong (1993-1996)

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. Ambassador Joseph Yun is senior advisor to the Asia Program at USIP and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN.  As Special Envoy on North Korea from 2016 to 2018, Ambassador Yun led the State Department’s efforts to align regional powers behind a united policy to denuclearize North Korea. He was instrumental in reopening the “New York channel,” a direct communication line with officials from Pyongyang, through which he was able to secure the release of the American student, Otto Warmbier, who had been held in captivity for 15 months. From 2013 to 2016 he served as US Ambassador to Malaysia, actively forwarding the administration’s goal of elevating relations with Southeast Asia. During his tenure, Ambassador Yun hosted two visits to Malaysia by President Obama—the first by any US President since 1966—resulting in the signing of the US-Malaysian Comprehensive Partnership Agreement, pledging closer cooperation on security, trade, education, technology, energy, the environment, and  people-to-people ties. As Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2011-2013), he led efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Myanmar, traveling to Rangoon as the first US-based government official to meet with Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi following her release from house arrest. He also worked to lay the foundation for official participation by the President of the United States in the annual East Asian Summit, starting from 2011.

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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). She has nearly four decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy. In 1996, she founded NRDC’s China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international NGO. She also served as President and Chair of the Professional Association for China's Environment (PACE) and is the co-founder and President of the China-U.S. Energy Innovation Alliance. In 2017, Barbara was named a member of Foreign Policy’s “The U.S.-China 50”, a group of 50 individuals who are powering the world's most complex and consequential relationship. She holds a J.D. degree with honors from Harvard Law School. Barbara Finamore will spoke on the topic of her new book Will China Save the Planet?.

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June 7, 2019 - "The Effects of the U.S. Anti-dumping on Chinese Steel Exports" by Dr. Xiaoling Feng. Dr. Xiaoling Feng has been a visiting scholar at the CCUSC since October 2018. An Associate Professor of Dalian Maritime University’s shipping and management school, Her research Interests have been on Sino-US economic and trade relations. She has published more than 20 papers on asymmetric dependence, intellectual property rights, textile and apparel trade, service trade competitiveness between China and the United States and published a book: Research on the service trade competitiveness of United States.

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 is the director of the Stimson Center's Southeast Asia Program in Washington, DC. Previously, he directed study abroad centres in Beijing and Kunming, China for IES Abroad and led numerous study tours throughout the Mekong region. In Last Days of the Mighty Mekong, Brian Eyler travels from the river's headwaters in China to its delta in southern Vietnam to explore its modern evolution. Along the way he meets the region’s diverse peoples, from villagers to community leaders, politicians to policy makers. Through conversations with them he reveals the
urgent struggle to save the Mekong and its unique ecosystem. SEE PHOTOS

March 18, 2019 - US Foreign policy and relations with the Asian-Pacific Countries with Amb. Christopher Hill, Richard Mueller and Suisheng Zhao. This event was part of a program hosted by WorldDenver for the US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program for International visitors from Australia, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Tuvalu. 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

As National Security Council Director for Asian Economic Security, Josh Cartin co-manages the China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan portfolios, and has primary responsibility within the NSC’s East Asia Directorate for region-wide economic issues. Josh joins the NSC from the Department of State, where he last served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs with responsibility for the East Asian & Pacific Affairs, Economic & Business Affairs, and Cyber portfolios. Josh was last posted overseas from 2013-2016 as Chief of the Economic Section at the American Institute of Taiwan, working with Washington agencies, the U.S. private sector, and Taiwan counterparts to drive expansion of the United States’ 11th biggest trade relationship worldwide. Josh served in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2010-2013 as the founding officer and Deputy Representative at the United States Mission to ASEAN, where he played a key role in conceiving and implementing the United States' multilateral engagement strategy in Asia. Josh served as a political officer in the U.S. Department of State's Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs from 2007-2009, followed by a detail on the National Security Council staff as Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. Josh served previous overseas tours in Quito, Ecuador and Beijing, PRC. He has a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Cartin speaks Chinese, Spanish, and Indonesian. He is a native of Tucson, Arizona. -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.” 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. - 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.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. -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. 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. -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." 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. -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. 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" -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"  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. -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. She is director emeritus of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). -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.

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. -SEE PHOTOS

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