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    One Belt, One Road: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges for US Companies @ The Carter Center, Cypress Room
    Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

    The China Program at the Carter Center with the Hong Kong Trade Association

    Invite you to participate in a half-day discussion.    Obor.flyer
    Theme: One Belt, One Road: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Business
    Date: March 2, 2017, 10:00am to 1:30pm.
    $50.00 per person; Lunch is included in the ticket price. Corporate tables are available at $500.
    10:00am: Introduction remarks from Ralph Chow, Regional Director of Americas, HK Economic and Trade office, NYC
    10:10 am: Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of China Program, Carter Center
    Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC, HK
    Minister Zhu Hong, Office of Economics and Commercial Affairs, Chinese Embassy
    Henry Yu, President of HKAA, and COO of Asian Investors Consortium
    30 minutes Q&A
    11:40 am: Break (15-20 minutes)
    12:00 pm: Lunch
    Keynote Speaker: James Suciu, President, Global Sales and Marketing, GE Power & Water, Vice President and Officer, General Electric Company
    (Speech is about 20 minutes followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A)
    1:30 pm: Conclusion of Forum
    China’s Rise & the Challenge for American Security: Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton: CRC’s Annual Lecture @ Georgia Institute of Technology, Student Center Commons, Peachtree Room
    Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    The China Research Center Annual Lecture

    Presented by:  Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University

    Time:  4-5:30 pm., Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Venue:  Peachtree Room, Student Center Commons, 360 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332;  Map;

    Visitor Parking next to the Student Center, or in Visitor Lot #3 just west on Ferst.  Georgia Tech Parking

    2017 Annual Lecture Flyer

    Title:  “China’s Rise and the Challenge for American Security”

    Synopsis: Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the country’s rise to be a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues against this zero-sum vision. Instead, he describes a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order. Christensen offers a compelling new assessment of U.S.-China relations that is essential for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world.

    Bio: Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. He received his B.A. with honors in History from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His most recent book, The China Challenge:  Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton) was an editors’ choice at the New York Times Book Review, a “Book of the Week” on CNN”s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medalist for 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    International Workshop on China & the World @ Georgia Tech, Global Learning Center, Rm 236
    Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

    International Workshop on China & the World
    Atlanta, GA—March 9, 2017

    CWP Workshop Program 2Mar2017

    **All sessions take place at the Global Learning Center – Room 236 unless otherwise noted**

    The event is free but registration is respectfully requested at


    8:30-9:00 Welcome
    Joe Bankoff; Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
    Jaqueline J. Royster; Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
    Thomas Christensen; Director, China and the World Program

    9:00-10:00 The Rise of China and the Changing Nature of Power in the 21st Century: Getting the Questions Right
    Adam Liff, Indiana University

    10:00-10:15 Break

    10:15-12:15 Panel on ‘Transitions: The Future of US-China around the Globe’
    Moderator: Hanchao Lu, Georgia Tech
    Discussants: Thomas Christensen, Princeton University and CWP Co-director; Andrew Erickson, Naval War College; John Garver, Georgia Tech; Alastair Iain Johnston, Harvard University & CWP Co-director; Fei-ling Wang, Georgia Tech; Xu Xin, Cornell University

    12:30-1:30 Free Time for Lunch

    1:30-2:30 Rethinking Sino-American Relations: Is Mutual Accommodation Possible?
    Xiaoyu Pu, University of Nevada

    2:30-2:45 Break

    2:45-3:45 Chinese Military Reform in the Age of Xi Jinping
    Joel Wuthnow, National Defense University

    3:45-4:00 Break

    4:00-6:00 Panel on ‘China and Trade: A look at Opportunities & Challenges to the International Economic Order’
    Moderator: Penelope Prime, Georgia State University
    Discussants: Rongbin Han, University of Georgia; Scott Kastner, University of Maryland; Chien-pin Li, Kennesaw State; Haizheng Li, Georgia Tech; Eric Reinhardt, Emory University, Alanna Krolikowski, University of Alberta

    Mediatizing the Nation: China’s Contested National Identity @ GSU, 25 Park Place, Room 830
    Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    The Center for Global Information Studies presents:

    “Mediatizing the Nation: China’s Contested National Identity”

    This mini-conference gathers top scholars on Chinese media and
    nationalism, along with media and cultural practitioners to discuss
    issues ranging from China’s cyber nationalism, to its global
    nation-branding through the media, to the contestation of China?s
    national image by international news outlets and audiences. It presents
    an innovative and unique forum for engaging with the linkages between
    China’s evolving media system and its national imagery.

    March 21 CGIS China Event

    China’s Fight Against Corruption: Dr. Yong Guo, Tsinghua University @ Student Center Theater, Georgia Tech
    Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Please join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs as it hosts Dr. Yong GUO, Professor and Vice Dean of the Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management, who will discuss “The New Development of China’s Fight Against Corruption.”

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Student Center Theater, Georgia Tech Student Center

    Dr. Yong GUO is a Professor and Deputy Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University.  He is also the Director of the Anticorruption and Governance Research Center of Tsinghua University, a Specially Invited Ombudsman of the Ministry of Supervision of the People’s Republic of China, and the Sectary General of the Transparency International China. He was a visiting Scholar at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  His research is focused on the issues of Governance and Anti-Corruption.

    PARKING: Visitor parking is located in AREA 2, directly next to the Student Center, as noted by the map on this link:

    Event Flier:  Yong GUO Event1

    Global Media Fest: Screening of Plastic China @ Clary Theatre
    Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Global Media Fest: Screening of Plastic China @ Clary Theatre  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

    2017 Plastic China Gt Event Flyer

    A screening of the film Plastic China (China, 2016), followed by conversation, dinner and panel discussion with the awarded filmmaker and photographer Jiu-liang Wang.

    Plastic China follows the members of two families who spend their lives sorting and recycling plastic waste from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious boss, dreams of a better life. Through the story of these two families, this poignant film explores issues of waste recycling, social inequality, as well as global consumption and culture.

    It won Special Jury Award at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Check out the trailer at

    The event features an interdisciplinary panel with professors: Greg Zinman in Film Studies (Georgia Tech), Eri Saikawa in Environment Science (Emory), and Matthew Realff in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Georgia Tech).

    Plus: Free Pan Asian Dinner



    Strategic Plan Advisory Committee Pilot Grant (SPAG)
    The School of Modern Languages
    China Research Center

    The Center for Serve Learn Sustain

    The China event is part of the The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures, which focuses on international media productions that explore issues and challenges associated to sustainability. The goal of the festival is to serve as a global interdisciplinary forum that creates awareness of the cultural and linguistic challenges that emerge from the different meanings and interpretations of sustainability in diverse contexts. A full list of Global Media Festival events can be found at:

    For more information on the China event, contact

    Dr. Jin Liu
    Associate Professor of Chinese
    School of Modern Languages

    Normalizing Private Business in China: Dr. Thomas Gold, University of California, Berkeley @ Emory University, White Hall 101
    Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

    “Normalizing Private Business in China”

    Presented by Dr. Thomas Gold
    Professor of Sociology
    University of California, Berkeley
    This talk addresses the questions of why and how the Communist Party changed its attitude and policy toward private business in the reform era, and how the Party continued to expand the scope for it so that, along with marketization and globalization, private business has become a normal and integral part of contemporary China.

    Emory University, White Hall, Room 1001, 4:00-5:15 p.m.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Co-sponsored by:
    Confucius Institute at Emory
    East Asian Studies
    Russian and East Asian Languages & Cultures, Emory University

    Event Flier:  March 30. Gold Lecture

    Sino-African Relations & China’s “One Belt, One Road” @ Rollins School of Public Health, Rita Anne Rollins Room
    Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative and its Implications for Sino-African Relations
    Ambassador Zhong Jianhua
    Former Special Representative on African Affairs for the Chinese Government, Former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa

    1518 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322
    Visitors Parking available at Michael Street Deck
    8th floor, Room 860
    Rita Anne Rollins Room (in the Grace Crum Rollins Building)
    The Rollins School of Public Health

    Visitors Parking available at Michael Street Deck

    Presented by The 3rd Emory University-Carter Center US China Foreign Relations Speaker Series

    In conjunction with
    The Atlanta Confucius Institute & The Emory Institute for Developing Nations, and the US-China People’s Friendship Association

    Event Flier:  ZHONG Jianhua Flyer FINAL

    “One China” Policy: Its Past and Future @ Georgia Tech Student Center Commons, Piedmont Room
    Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Please join The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office for a workshop that seeks to clarify the distinction between China’s “One China Principle” and the United States’ “One China Policy,” and provide context and understanding to their origin.


    “China’s One China Principle: Its Past and Future”

    Jay Taylor; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University


    “One China, Different Meanings”

    Steven Goldstein, Ph.D.; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University


    “The One China Principle and Asian International Relations”

    John Garver, Professor Emeritus; Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology


    Session Moderator

    Dalton Lin, Ph.D.; Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology


    When: April 12, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Commons, Piedmont Room


    A breakfast reception will be held prior to the workshop from 9:30-10:00am. Please RSVP to by Friday, April 7th if you wish to attend the reception.

    One China Policy Past And Future Flyer

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