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The United States and China: Still a "Fragile Relationship"?

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies presents its 13th Annual Gaston Sigur Memorial Lecture featuring Harry Harding on US-China relations.

May 14, 2009 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Harry Harding, former Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs from 1995-2005, is currently University Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Director of Research and Analysis at Eurasia Group, a political risk advisory and consulting firm headquartered in New York. He remains a Counselor to Eurasia Group, as well as a Visiting Fellow in the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. Dr. Harding has served on the faculties of Swarthmore College (1970-71) and Stanford University (1971-83); was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution (1983-94). In July of 2009, he will be leaving GW to become Founding Dean of the Batten School of Public Policy at the University of Virginia. A specialist on Asia, his major publications include The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know (co-edited with Francine Frankel, 2004); A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972 (1992); Sino-American Relations, 1945-1955: A Joint Reassessment of a Critical Debate (co-edited with Yuan Ming, 1989); China's Second Revolution: Reform After Mao (1987); China's Foreign Relations in the 1980s (editor, 1984); and Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1976 (1981).

Please RSVP with your name, organization/GW affiliation, and email to by Tuesday, May 12, 2009.