John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
The Future of U.S. – China Relations
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Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21, 2007
USC Davidson Conference Center
Sponsored by the USC U.S. - China Institute
The Herbert G. Klein Lecture and Keynote Address: Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2001 after 45 years of service. Mr. Roy was born and grew up in China, later graduating from Princeton University. He served in Moscow during the Cold War and also in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taipei. When the U.S. and China restored relations in 1979, Mr. Roy was made deputy chief of mission. He later returned to Beijing as America’s top representative, serving as ambassador from 1991 to 1995. He was also ambassador to Singapore (1984-86) and Indonesia (1996-99). Mr. Roy was promoted to the Foreign Service’s highest rank, Career Ambassador, in 1996. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Roy was Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. Since 2001, Mr. Roy has been managing director of Kissinger Associates, a strategic consulting firm.
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Friday, April 20
|9:30 am||Welcome - President Steven B. Sample|
|9:45 – 11:30 am||
(1) State to State Relations in a Changing Economic Environment
|11:30 am – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45 – 2:30 pm||
(2) Prospects for Political Reform
|2:30 – 2:45 pm||Break|
|2:45 – 4:30 pm||
|4:30 – 6 pm||Reception|
|6 – 7:30 pm||
Introduction by Provost C.L. Max Nikias
|9 – 10:45 am||
(4) Energy and Environment
|10:45 – 11 am||Break|
|11 am – 12:45 pm||
(5) Cultural and Intellectual Trends
|12:45 – 2:30 pm||
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The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.
The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.