Dr. Denis Simon has just completed five years as Executive Vice Chancellor of a highly regarded Sino-Foreign joint venture university in Kunshan, China. He has spent the last four decades working inside and outside of of the PRC dealing issues related to China’s talent development and utilization, the internationalization of higher education, and the development of the Chinese national innovation system. In this presentation, he will discuss the challenges that Chinese universities are facing and the role that the university sector is playing in China’s drive for national economic, technological and research pre-eminence, the evolving political pressures that shape and constrain the development of tertiary education in China, and the extent to which China is willing and able to work with international partners. In addition, he will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of research conducted at Chinese universities and the extent to which US institutions are likely to find opportunities for cooperation in future.
A video screening and panel discussion about the consequences of the U.S. government’s China Initiative and its future under the Biden administration.
On November 1, 2018, Jeff Sessions, then the U.S. Attorney General, announced the China Initiative, a program designed to combat Chinese espionage from “non-traditional” collectors. Many Chinese and Chinese-American researchers feel that the program has placed a target on their back, and that they are being unfairly targeted for their Chinese ethnicity. There are also critics who say the Initiative has done little more than drive talent away from the U.S.
This event will consist of a screening of a video produced by SupChina about the China Initiative and will then be followed by a panel discussion with guest speakers with exclusive insight into the initiative and its impacts.
About the Speakers:
Catherine X. Pan-Giordano is Partner and Corporate Group Head of the New York office at Dorsey, a firm that has represented some of the individuals that have been impacted by the initiative. As the Co-Chair of the U.S.-China practice, she will share some of the pain points the initiative has caused and how there is ample evidence to show many innocent people have been caught in its crosshairs.
James Mulvenon is the Director of Intelligence Integration at SOS International and a Chinese linguist. Dr. Mulvenon will discuss the legitimate threats that Chinese academics pose and point out some of the reasons that the initiative is essential to U.S. security.
This event will be moderated by Bob Guterma, the COO of SupChina and the Executive Producer of the China Initiative video.
China and India are the two most populous countries in the world respec¬tively having about 1.44 billion and 1.38 billion population in 2020. Both the countries together account for about 36% of total world’s population and 67% of Asia’s population. (http:// statisticstimes.com/demographics/china-vs-india-population)
Both the countries are nuclear powers and according to the Stockholm In¬ternational Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2019, China & India had the second- and third- highest military spends in the world. For last nine months there has been a border standoff between these major two economies. Speakers will discuss historic border related issues, various scenarios how this standoff can turn into and their Economic and Strategic Implications on Asia and rest of the World.
Session 1 – 9:30 am to 10:30am EST (8pm–9pm IST)
The Historical, Legal and Political Dimensions of the Border Standoff
- Dr. Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
- Dr. Kyle Gardner, Non-Resident Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. Author, The Frontier Complex: Geopolitics and the Making of the India-China Border, 1846-1962
Anthony A. Cuzzucoli, Member of the Board of Directors & Director, Program Committee, Atlanta Council of International Relations (ACIR)
Session 2 –10:30 am – 11:45 am EST (9pm – 10:15 pm IST)
Strategic and Business Implications for the Indo-Pacific Area
- Abraham M. Denmark, Asia Program, Wilson Center
- Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Dr. Anupam Srivastava, Non-Resident Fellow, The Henry L. Stim- son Center & Former Managing Director, Invest India
Dr. John McIntyre, Professor of Management and International Affairs Executive Director, Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education& Research SchellerCollegeofBusiness,Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga Tech)
- Gain insights into the paradoxes of modern day, contemporary China: its politics, legal system, and its business environment.
- Learn more about how the digital revolution is empowering China’s growth, both inside and outside of the country.
- Better understand the challenges China faces as it marches towards becoming the biggest economy in the world, including the struggles of Chinese companies as they venture abroad.
This webinar is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Zoom details will be sent to all registered participants
organized by The Carter Center and the Intellisia
Judging from the recent statements of China and the United States, the potential areas for cooperation between the two countries appear to be quite broad. Prospective respects for cooperation encompass but not limited to global public health security, climate change and non-proliferation. At the same time, the cultural exchanges between the two sides, which have gone through four years of twists and turns, also need to be rebooted. Of all the drastic reversals of the Trump policies, the Biden Administration has not changed a single Trump policy toward China.
At present, the priority for the two countries is to share empathy with each other, treat the other as equals, and cautiously manage their differences in a constructive manner. The friendship between China and the United States, in no small part, rests on the people. Therefore, the Carter Center and Intellisia Institute jointly hold a webinar tilted “CAN U.S.– CHINA PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE EXCHANGE STOP THE DANGEROUS SLIDE OF THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP?”, bringing a group of practitioners of people-to-people exchange from both countries to deliberate on this important issue.
While offering their views on the decline of government-to-government relationship between the U.S. and China from Presidents Trump to Biden, participants of this online discussion will focus their discussion on past successes, current challenges and future developments of the bilateral people-to-people exchange between the U.S. and China in the area of public health, media, education and think tank. They will share their thoughts on how the people-to-people diplomacy can stabilize and improve the bilateral relationship that has been an anchor for peace and prosperity for both countries, Asia Pacific region and the world in the past four decades.
Dingdinng Chen is Professor of International Relations, Associate Dean of Institute for 21st Century Silk Road Studies at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) Berlin, Germany; and SAIS at Johns Hopkins Univeristy. He was the Vice-President of International Studies Association (Asia Pacific region 2014-2018). He is also the Founding Director of Intellisia Institute, a newly established independent think tank specialized in international affairs in China. His research interests include Chinese foreign policy, Asian security, Chinese politics, and human rights. His articles have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, International Security, Journal of Contemporary China, Chinese Journal of International Politics, and The Washington Quarterly. He is the co-editor of a book on international engagement with human rights in China. Before teaching at university of Macau between 2009 and 2016, he was a visiting instructor in the government department at Dartmouth College and was also a China and the World Program Fellow at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the Renmin University of China and a master’s degree and PhD in political science from the University of Chicago.
Yawei Liu is the senior advisor on China at The Carter Center and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Emory University. He is the founding editor of www.chinaelections.org which went online in 2002. He launched the US-China Perception Monitor websites [www.uscnpm.org (English) and cn3.uscnpm.org (Chinese)] in 2014. Yawei earned his B.A in English literature from Xian Foreign Languages Institute (1982), M.A. in recent Chinese history from the University of Hawaii (1989) and Ph. D. in American History from Emory University (1996).
Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan was appointed Vice President for Global Health at Emory University in March 2008. He also serves as director of the Emory Global Health Institute, a position he has held since the Institute was established in 2006. Dr. Koplan previously was Vice President for Academic Health Affairs in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, a position he held since joining Emory University in 2002.From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Koplan served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Dr. Koplan began his public health career in the early 1970’s as one of the CDC’s celebrated “disease detectives,” more formally known as Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officers. Since then, he has worked on virtually every major public health issue, including infectious diseases such as smallpox and HIV/AIDS, environmental issues such as the Bhopal chemical disaster, and the health toll of tobacco and chronic diseases, both in the United States and around the globe.From 1994 to 1998, he pursued his interest in enhancing the interactions between clinical medicine and public health by leading the Prudential Center for Health Care Research, a nationally recognized health services research organization.Dr. Koplan is a graduate of Yale College, the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Institute of Medicine. He has served on many advisory groups and consultancies in the U.S. and overseas, and has written more than 200 scientific papers.
Hao Li received his Ph.D degree in management in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. He is now an associate professor at the Department of Global Health, Wuhan University. Prof. Li’s main teaching and research interests mainly focus on Global health education, governance, and policy development. He organized the editing of China’s first textbook on Global Health Governance, He is the co-founder of China’s first international journal in global health policy “Global Health Research and Policy” and is now serving as the executive Editor in Chief. Besides, he has actively promoted the US-China health collaboration based on global health education and research. He was a CMB visiting scholar to the Department of Global Health, University of Washington (Seattle) in 2017 and later on has served as their affiliated associate professor and co-supervise students together; He also co-supervises PhD students together with colleagues in the School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester.
Jamie Horsley is a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Her project work and research revolve primarily around issues of administrative law, governance and regulatory reform, including promoting government transparency, public participation and government accountability. She was formerly Executive Director of the Yale China Law Center. Prior to joining Yale, she was a partner in the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Commercial Attaché in the U.S. Embassies in Beijing and Manila; Vice President of Motorola International, Inc.; and a consultant to The Carter Center’s China Village Elections Project. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Diploma in Chinese Law from the University of East Asia. She was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for 2015-16.
Dr. Mabel Lu MIAO is the Co-founder and Secretary General of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), Deputy Director General of the Alliance of Global Talent Organizations (AGTO), Secretary General of Policy Advisory Committee of Western Returned Scholars Association, and Initiator of Global Young Leaders Dialogue (GYLD) program. One of seven representatives of young global leaders from Northeast Asia met by the King of Belgium; a Munich Young Leader 2020 and Co-Chair of T20 (G20 Summit 2021 Think Tank) Task Force 8. She holds a Ph.D degree in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Studies from Beijing Normal University; a visiting fellow at New York University and Harvard University; a post-doctoral fellow of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUS), and a Lien Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Maria Repnikova is a scholar of China’s political communication. Maria speaks fluent Mandarin, Russian and Spanish.Dr. Repnikova is an Assistant Professor in Global Communication at Georgia State University. This year she is a Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholar. In the past, Maria was a post-doctoral fellow at the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate (DPhil) in Politics at the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
Dr. ZHAI Zheng is an associate professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he has been teaching since 2001. His research interests are in the fields of political communication, American studies as well as translation. He has authored two books, compiled or co-compiled over ten textbooks used throughout China, and published over twenty papers. He took part in the Fulbright FLTA Program in 2005-2006. Between 2018 and 2020, he first served as the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and then as a visiting associate professor at the College of Social Sciences, UHM. He is the secretary general of the China Association for Intercultural Communication, and director of Info USA@BFSU, an American Cultural Center supported by the US Embassy Beijing.
The world faces daunting challenges today, from political liberalization to economic transformation, and from climate change to public health. The United States, the most developed Western country, and China, the largest emerging power, seem to have chosen different paths forward. Are they heading towards conflict? Can they work together to address pressing global issues? In this new era, innovative and unprecedented technologies are clearly a necessity, not a luxury. What does the future hold for China and the world? In this “China and the World Dialogue,” Professor Zhiqun Zhu and Professor Da Hsuan Feng will expound major challenges facing China and the world.
Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is Professor and Chair of International Relations Department at Bucknell University, USA. He was Bucknell’s inaugural Director of the China Institute (2013-2017) and MacArthur Chair in East Asian politics (2008–2014). In the early 1990s, he was Senior Assistant to Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs at the American Consulate General in Shanghai, China. Professor Zhu is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations and is frequently quoted by international media to comment on East Asian and Chinese affairs.
Da Hsuan Feng is currently the Honorary Dean of Hainan University Belt and Road Research Institute and the Chief Advisor of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute. He grew up in Singapore and received his physics PhD from the University of Minnesota (1972). He was the M Russell Wehr Chair Professor of Drexel University. He also served as the United States National Science Foundation Program Director in Theoretical Physics for two years. Since 2002, Feng had taken roles as the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Senior Vice President of National Cheng Kung University, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and Special Advisor to the Rector and Director of Global Strategies of Macau University.
Anti-Asian prejudice and discrimination has accelerated in the U.S. since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden and his administration have since vowed to address hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans, and Congress has passed historic legislation aimed at strengthening federal efforts to address such violence.
How can anti-Asian discrimination be understood alongside the struggle of Black and African Americans and other ethnic minorities? How have Asian Americans and Black Americans expressed solidarity against racial discrimination in the past? What does solidarity and allyship look like in the future?
The Carter Center and the Center for American Studies at Fudan University have jointly organized a webinar to address these questions from a uniquely trans-Pacific perspective. We are honored to have Dr. Qin Gao from Columbia University and Dr. Keisha Brown from Tennessee State University as panelists. Discussants from the U.S., China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore will also participate.
2021年6月17日，美国总统拜登签署了国会两院通过的《6月19日独立日法》(Juneteenth National Independence Day Act)，将6月19日定为最新的美国联邦假日，以纪念美国内战（1861-1865）中奴隶制的终结、最后一批奴隶获得解放的日子。奴隶制如何引爆了美国内战？谁在内战中解放了奴隶？获得解放的奴隶为何在（第一次）重建（1863-1877）结束之后丧失了平等的公民地位和权利？他们又如何重新获得平等的公民地位和权利？20世纪50、60年代的民权运动为何被称为是“第二次重建”？本讲座将围绕上述问题展开叙述，勾画黑白美国人在19-20世纪为废除奴隶制和种族歧视而进行的艰苦卓绝的漫长斗争经历，比较两次“重建”的进程与得失，并讨论当前美国种族关系面临的挑战。
王希教授，美国宾夕法尼亚州印第安纳大学（Indiana University of Pennsylvania）历史系教授，美国哥伦比亚大学历史系美国史专业博士，美国哈佛大学W·E·B·杜波伊斯非裔美国人研究所博士后研究员暨非裔美国人研究系讲师（1993-1994），2005年起任北京大学历史系长江学者讲座教授，2008-2020年任北京大学历史系特聘教授。曾任The Chinese Historical Review主编（2003-2014），美国历史学家组织（OAH）国际委员会委员（2014-2017）。
王希教授的主要研究领域为19世纪美国史,美国内战与重建,美国黑人史,美国宪政发展,美国国家制度与公民建设。著述包括：The Trial of Democracy: Black Suffrage and Northern Republicans, 1860-1910 （1997, 2012）； “The Making of Federal Enforcement Laws, 1870-1872” in Chicago-Kent Law Review (1995)； “Black Suffrage and the Redefinition of American Freedom, 1860-1870” in Cardozo Law Review (1996)； “Building African American Voting Rights in the Nineteenth Century” in The Voting Rights Act: Securing the Ballot (2006)； “Make ‘Every Slave Free, Every Freeman a Voter’: The African American Construction of Suffrage Discourse in the Age of Emancipation” in Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History (2007)； 《原则与妥协：美国宪法的精神与实践》（2000，修订版2005， 增订版2014）; 《世界历史：西方国家政治制度》（2011）; 译有《美国自由的故事》（2002），《给我自由：一部美国的历史（上下卷）》（2010），《重建：美利坚未完成的革命（1863-1877）》（待出）。
洪朝辉，美国马里兰大学美国史博士，现为美国纽约福坦莫大学（Fordham University）教授。发表中英文学术专著五部、主编和合编五部、学术论文百余篇。主要研究领域为经济史。主要代表作：《左右之间，两极之上：适度经济学思想导论》、《社会经济变迁的主题：美国现代化进程新论》、The Price of China’s Economic Development: Power, Capital, and the Poverty of Rights等。
Professor of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
At the end of Reconstruction (1863-1877), southern blacks gradually lost their newly acquired rights and status as equal citizens. Being denied the right to vote, placed at the bottom of economic ladder, and subject to state-imposed Jim Crow laws in civic and public life, African Americans were turned into true second-class citizens of the nation. Confronting such suppressive and challenging environment, how did African Americans maintain their faith of regaining the rights? How did they continue to create and nurture antidiscrimination forces, ideologically and constitutionally? How did the changes of domestic and international situations help reshape the nation’s power structures and pave the way for the coming of the Civil Rights Movement? What political and legal resources did the activists of various backgrounds and at different levels use and what strategies did they adopt to advance their courses? How did the legislations of the Civil Rights Movement expand the constitutional principles of the first Reconstruction and how did they affect today’s enjoyment of civil rights by American citizens? The second talk will focus on the causes, processes, and outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, with a brief discussion on how Asian Americans were related to the movement and how new challenges were posed after America’s “Rights Revolution.”
Chinese and English language: