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Tuesday, January 09, 2024, at 12:00am – 11:59pm EST

Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of U.S.-China Relations

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Join the Carter Center for its Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter and the 45th Anniversary of the Normalization of U.S.-China Relations

About the Event

Dedicated to waging peace and fighting disease in his post-presidency, the legacy of Jimmy Carter will no doubt endure. However, current tensions between the U.S and China threaten one of his Presidency’s greatest legacies: four decades of peace and prosperity in East Asia. Join the Carter Center, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the U.S.-China Business Council in commemorating the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Through keynote speeches and panel discussions, the event will bring together experts to discuss the legacy, controversies, and future of U.S.-China engagement.


January 9, 2024: A full-day conference on U.S.-China relations featuring world renowned experts from the United States and China. Welcome remarks will begin at 9:00 AM and panels will conclude at 5:30 PM. The conference will be open to the public.

January 10, 2024: Private meetings and closed-door dialogues reserved for participants and invited guests.

Gala Dinner

Following the conference on January 9, the Center will host a gala dinner to celebrate President Carter’s legacy of promoting peace in East Asia. While the gala is reserved to invited guests, there will be a limited release of tickets to the public.