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.
Mary Beth Long Speaks at the China Card Conference
Mary Beth Long served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (2004-2007). Her duties included chairing NATO’s committee on nuclear policy and serving as a key advisor to Secretaries Rumsfeld and Gates. She was a CIA operations officer from 1986 to 1999. Long earned awards for her service in the CIA and Defense Department. A licensed attorney, Long has worked in the private sector since 2009. She founded a government contracting company and an international consulting firm and was an advisor to the 2012 Romney presidential campaign. She studied in Taiwan as an undergrad. As Assistant Secretary, she met with Ma Ying-jeou's representative Wang Jin-ping in DC on January 24-26, 2006.
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.