International Conference: The Making of US Grand Strategy: The End of the Cold War and its Legacies

Nov 20, 2007

CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann participated in the international conference: The Making of US Grand Strategy: The End of the Cold War, hosted by Peking University's School of International Studies in Beijing, China.

Conference Program

Tuesday, November 20

9:00-9:30 - Opening Session
-Wang Jisi, Dean of Peking University's School of International Studies

9:30-10:30 - Keynote Speech
-John Gaddis, Yale University, Did the United States Want to End the Cold War?
-Discussant: Odd Arne Westad, London School of Economics

10:30-10:50 Tea Break

10:50-12:00 - Keynote Speeches
-Wang Jisi, Dean of Peking University's School of International Studies
-Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia , From Cold War to post-Cold War: The Role of Grand Strategy
-Discussants: Steven Levine, Shi Yinhong

12:00-13:30 - Lunch

13:30-1500 - Session I: The Origin and Development of US Strategy in the Cold War
-Chair: Odd Arne Westad, London School of Economics
-Zhang Xiaoming, Peking University SIS, George F. Kennan and American East Asian Policy during the Cold War
-Zhang Shuguang, Shanghai Int'l Studies University/University of Maryland, College Park, US Strategic Thinking on International Economic Sanctions: The Making of the China Embargo, 1949-1953
-Zhao Xuegong, Nankai University, The Cuban Missile Crisis as a Turning Point of the Cold War
-Discussants: Dai Chaowu, Jon Sumida, Zhu Wenli

15:00-15:20 - Tea Break

15:20-1700 Session II: The Nixon Administration: the Change of American Cold War Strategy and its Legacy
-Chair: Zhang Shuguang, Shanghai Int'l Studies University/University of Maryland, College Park
-Dai Chaowu, East China Normal University, The Nixon Administration, COCOM, and the United States' Trade Liberalization Policy toward China, 1969-1972
-Niu Jun, Peking University SIS, China, Indochina War and the Nixon Administration's East Asia Policy
-Mark Lawrence, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts, The Elusive Search for Stability: Nixon, Kissinger, and the 'Third Tier,' 1969-1976
-Discussants: Jia Qingguo, Chen Jian, Melvyn Leffler

17:30-19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, Novermber 21

8:30-10:00 - Session III: Reflection on the US-China Relationship
-Chair: Frederic Bozo, Universite de Paris III
-Odd Arne Westad, London School of Economics, The Carter Administration and China
-Steven I. Levine, University of Montana, China in our Dreams: American Popular Views of China during the Reagan Administration
-Jia Qingguo, Peking University SIS, Sino-American Relations: Beyond Engagement and Containment
-Discussants: Mark Lawrence, Zhao Xuegong, Gui Yongtao

10:00-10:20 - Tea Break

10:20-11:30 - Session IV: US-France and US-japan Relations during the Cold War
-Chair: Chen Jian, Cornell University
-Frederic Bozo, Universite de Paris III, The United States, France, and the End of the Cold War: Convergences, Parallelisms, Divergences
-Gui Yongtao, Peking University SIS, US-Japan Relationship during the Cold War
-Discussants: Jia Qingguo, Jeremi Suri

11:30-13:00 - Lunch

1300-14:10 - Session V: American Grand Strategic Thinking in the Cold War
-Chair, Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia
-Jon Sumida, University of Maryland, Clausewitz's 'On War:' American Perspectives New and Old
-Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin, Detente and its Discontents: Kissinger, his Critics, and their Legacies for the 21st Century
-Discussants: Dai Chaowu, Zhao Xuegong

14:10-14:30 - Tea Break

14:30-16:00 - Session VI: American Foreign Decision-Making, and the Nature of the Cold War
-Chair: John Gaddis, Yale University
-Chen Jian, Cornell University, Nixon's Policy and East Asia Cold War in the 1970s
-Shi Yinhong, Renmin University of China, The Nature of the Cold War and its World Historical Significance
-Zhu Wenli, Peking University SIS, The Determinants of US Foreign Policy Making
-Discussants: John Sumida, Frederic Bozo, Zhang Shuguang

16:00-16:15 - Director Zhang Sulin,
Bureau of Archives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRC, The Utilization of Diplomatic Archives in China

16:15-16:40 - Closing Session

16:40-17:00 - Tour of Peking University SIS' Library

18:30-21:00 - Farewell Dinner

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