A Center for Collaborative Research & Education on Greater China

    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

    March 9 2017 CWP Program Flyer

    **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 Christenson; 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