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.
Robert Shrum Speaks at the China Card Conference
Robert Shrum is the Warshaw Chair in Practical Politics at USC. Over the past four decades, few have had the influence or depth of experience in American politics as Robert Shrum. His first national campaign was the 1972 McGovern race. He subsequently guided four other national campaigns. He played an important role in thirty winning campaigns for U.S. Senate, eight winning campaigns for governor, and winning mayoral races in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other cities. He also consulted on successful campaigns in Israel and Britain. Shrum published his memoir, No Excuses, in 2007.
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.