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.
John Kamm Speaks at the China Card Conference
John Kamm is an American businessman and human rights campaigner. He founded and leads The Dui Hua Foundation. Kamm’s work has been recognized with awards from two American presidents (“Best Global Practices in Commerce” in 1997, and “Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights” in 2001) and with a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004. Kamm has engaged the Chinese government in a dialogue on human rights, focusing on the treatment of prisoners and conditions in prisons. Dui Hua has submitted requests for information on more than 6,000 prisoners and has helped hundreds gain early release and better treatment.
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.