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San Diego Global Forum: Friction Points in U.S.-China Relations

University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy hosts the 2015 San Diego Global Forum.

November 10, 2015 5:30pm to 7:00pm

With new leadership, U.S.-China relations are at a critical juncture. From military ties to the business environment for U.S. companies operating in China, many are concerned that the status quo has now changed for the worse. To make sense of where the U.S.-China relationship is heading – and why that matters for our region’s competitiveness –  a panel of world-renowned experts from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy will explain the causes for worsening relations and suggest ways that the two sides can overcome these frictions.

The San Diego Global Forum is a collaboration between the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Go Global San Diego and the San Diego Public Library. It seeks to connect the San Diego community to key thought leaders and conversations across the globe. Through open dialogue, the series uncovers how San Diego is engaged in shaping solutions for a transforming and inter-connected world.  



Peter Cowhey, Dean and Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy, is a leading expert on the future of communications and information technology markets and policy. He previously served as the senior counselor to Ambassador Ron Kirk in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, playing a key role in the strategic agenda for trade policy.

David Michael, Research Fellow at the 21st Century China Program, is also one of the Boston Consulting Group’s foremost experts on China, having served as managing director of the firm's Greater China business and worldwide leader of BCG's Global Advantage practice.

Susan Shirk, Chair of the 21st Century China Program, is one of the most influential experts working on U.S.-China relations and Chinese politics. She previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state (1997-2000), responsible for U.S. policy toward China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia.

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