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China and America in an Age of Turmoil

A Global Currents Discussion With

David M. Lampton, Ph.D. – Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and
China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Wednesday October 4, 2017
4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Clark Hall, Room 309
11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

China and America both have heads of State whose actions and goals lie outside the parameters of the leaders who preceded them. This is producing conflict between Washington and Beijing. Stress is increased by the changing power relationship between China and America and the actions of third parties, not least North Korea. How might the United States think about managing these challenges? Dr. Lampton will look at policy options that should be considered as the United States, China, and the world move into this most uncertain period.

This program was made possible by the generosity of Ms. Eloise Briskin.

About Our Guest

David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, having also served as Dean of Faculty from 2004-2012. Formerly President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, he is the author of many books including, The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (University of California Press, 2008), with publications having appeared in: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The American Political Science Review, The China Quarterly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post, and many other venues popular and academic in both the western world and in Chinese-speaking societies. He received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Dr. Lampton headed the China Studies programs at the American Enterprise Institute and at The Nixon Center (now The Center for National Interest), having previously worked at the National Academy of Sciences and having started his teaching career at Ohio State University. He has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the inaugural winner of the Scalapino Prize in July 2010 awarded by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was published by University of California Press in January 2014. He consults with government, business, foundations, and is on the board of several non-governmental and educational organizations, including being chairman of The Asia Foundation. He currently is writing a book with two colleagues on China’s railway building efforts in Southeast Asia. He was a fireman at Stanford University in his undergraduate days and was in the enlisted and officer ranks of the US Army Reserve.