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Video: Thomas Christensen on "Shaping China's Choices"

Professor Thomas Christensen's (Princeton University) keynote address at the USCI "Making of U.S.-China Policy" conference at USC on October 13, 2008.

October 23, 2008

On Monday, October 13, 2008, the USC U.S. - China Institute hosted a day-long conference on "The Making of U.S. - China Policy" that featured top government officials, organization chiefs, and scholars discussing key issues in the U.S.-China relationship and how policies toward China are made.

Professor Thomas Christensen's keynote address "Shaping China's Choices: Some Recent Lessons for the Next U.S. Administration" can be seen below. To view it, please click on the "play" button on the video's control bar. Click here for the transcript.


This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

After two years as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, Thomas Christensen has just returned to his duties as professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. His many publications include Useful Adversaries: Grand Strategy, Domestic Mobilization, and Sino-American Conflict, 1947-1958 (Princeton, 1996) and influential articles such as “China: Getting the Questions Right” (The National Interest). In the years prior to his serving in the State Department, Prof. Christensen often served as a consultant to various U.S. government agencies. In 2002 he received the U.S. State Department’s Distinguished Public Service award.