This Atlanta symposium, which is open to the public and the press, is the sixth in the “World Forum on China Studies” series and the first to be held outside of China. The Carter Center and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences are co-organizers of the program.
More than 30 respected Chinese and American scholars and policy researchers will exchange views on China’s current reforms and future prospects in the political, economic, social, international affairs, and cultural sectors. U.S.-China relations will figure prominently in the exchanges. Renowned Chinese international economist Justin Yifu Lin and veteran diplomat Zhaoxing Li, who served as Beijing’s ambassador to Washington and as China’s foreign minister, will offer special addresses at the meeting. On the U.S. side, influential U.S.-China analysts David M. Lampton of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Douglas Paal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will provide solo presentations. Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Madame Cui Yuying, vice minister of China’s State Council Information Office, will offer welcoming remarks.
Forum details, including a detailed agenda, are available in English and in Chinese.
Members of the public interested in attending the event should RSVP by April 29. The full program is available here.