The U.S. and China: Mutual Public Perceptions, Day 1

July 19, 2010 // 9:00am5:00pm
Mutual perceptions between the United States and China are notoriously varied and changeable, and tend to the negative. This is worrisome because general perceptions can and often do have a powerful impact on official policy. The Kissinger Institute hosted a conference that examined this broad topic through several lenses from distinguished guests from both China and the United States. Watch day one of the conference here!

China and the Persian Gulf

July 12, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
How is China's growing influence affecting its relations with nations in the Persian Gulf? On July 12, 2010, the Middle East Program, the Asia Program, and the Kissinger Institute for China and the United States hosted a conference to consider China's role in the region, changing views from within the Gulf on China's presence, and what this expanded presence means for the United States. Watch the entire conference and read the event summary here!

China's Growing Quest for Energy and Raw Materials

May 05, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
China's modernization and new industrial revolution has led to a growing quest for energy and raw materials in Africa, Latin America and Australia, which has intensified over the last decade. The country has been continuously expanding its foreign investment horizons, and has become the world's leading exporter of capital. What are the realities and myths of China's overseas economic activities and how should America respond to China's "Going Global" policy in trade and investment?

Are China's Ancient Philosophers Relevant to China's Modern Rise?

April 26, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Ancient thought has gained an increased level of popularity in China in recent years. Yan Xuetong, Director of the Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University, analyzes the relevance of pre-Qin philosophy for China's modern-day rise in his book, A Comparative Study of Pre-Qin Political Philosophy. At a 26 April, 2010 event, Dr. Yan discussed his views.

Book Launch: Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger

March 23, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
The rise of the world's two most populated countries, India and China, is shifting global attention from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Author and journalist Prem Shankar Jha, in his new book, Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger, analyzes the Indian and Chinese economic and political systems with any eye to assessing the future development course of these two giants. Watch the launch of this book and read the event summary here!

China, Africa, and the African Diaspora: Perspectives

December 07, 2009 // 3:30pm5:00pm
During the last decade and a half, the Chinese presence in Africa has increased significantly in scope, depth and composition, involving an expanding cast of characters and changing relationships.

Book Launch: The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization

November 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Has the global financial and economic crisis of 2008 activated a Chinese-led Asian shift from an export driven economy to a consumer based one? Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman, Stephen Roach discusses the future of the Asian economic system in his book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization, which was launched at a November 4, 2009 event hosted by the Kissinger Institute. There was commentary from Albert Keidel, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Stanley Roth, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. State Department. Watch the entire event here!

Book Discussion: Distorted Mirrors: Americans and Their Relations With Russia and China in the Twentieth Century

October 13, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Eugene Trani, President Emeritus and University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

China and Climate Security

October 06, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
China faces grave environmental security risks from sea level rise, increased water scarcity, and projected temperature change. If China takes no measures in meeting these challenges, it will potentially face a humanitarian crisis that will destabilize the population.

The Uncertain Future: Sino-Russian Relations in the 21st Century

October 05, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Herman Pirchner, Jr., President, American Foreign Policy Council


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