October 06, 2009 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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.
September 16, 2009 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
J. Stapleton Roy, Director, The Kissinger Institute, Moderator; Jose Villarreal, U.S. Commissioner General, Shanghai 2010 Expo; Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, Chinese Ambassador to the United States; Frank Lavin, Chair of the USA Pavilion Steering Committee, Shanghai 2010 Expo
June 22, 2009 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Ambassador Mei Zhaorong Vice Chairman, China Institute of International Strategic Studies; Former Chairman, Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs
April 28, 2009 // 2:00pm — 6:30pm
Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Steven Clemons, Publisher, thewashingtonnote.com, Executive Vice President of the New America Foundation; Gu Guoliang, Deputy Director of the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Jia Qingguo, Associate Dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University; Antony Leung, Former Financial Secretary, Hong Kong, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group; Joseph Nye, Professor International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; David Richards, Independent Investor, California; Richard Rosecrance, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Ezra Vogel, Professor of Social Sciences, Harvard University; Zhang Yunling, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
January 12, 2009 // 7:00am — 5:00pm
Jimmy Carter, Former President, USA; Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, USA; Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor, USA; Brent Scowcroft, Former National Security Advisory, USA; Chen Qichen, Former Vice Premier, PRC; Tang Jiaxuan, Former State Councilor, PRC; Li Zhaoxing, Former Foreign Minister, PRC; Li Daoyu, Former Ambassador to the United States, PRC
July 29, 2008 // 11:15am — 12:15pm
Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China; Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. co-chairman, Kissinger Institute; Stephen J. Hadley, Asst. to the President for National Security Affairs; Joseph B. Gildenhorn, Chairman, Wilson Center Board of Trustees; David A. Metzner, Vice Chairman, Wilson Center Board of Trustees
Top leaders in both China and the US are concerned about the growing strategic rivalry between the two countries. They are conscious of the historical examples, where the clash of interests between rising powers and established powers has precipitated bloody conflicts. They have endorsed the concept of trying to create a new model of major power relations between China and the US that can prevent history from repeating itself. Whether this will be possible remains to be seen
Mrs. Obama’s trip could be the greatest public diplomacy triumph the United States has achieved in China in years, writes Robert Daly.
Tensions over territorial claims continue to percolate in the South China Sea. Questions and concerns about China’s intentions and actions are hot topics in the Philippines and Vietnam. Can the U.S., given the stated intention to “rebalance to Asia,” play an important role in sorting out competing claims?