The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of issues in the U.S.-China relationship and its impact on both countries and the world. It does so by exploring the political, economic, historical, and cultural factors that underlie the respective behavior patterns and world views of China and the United States. Inspired by and dedicated to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger’s vision of the importance of the relationship between these two nations, the Kissinger Institute brings together the most expert thinkers and the most promising policymakers and public officials to promote cross-cultural dialogue and enhanced understanding on a variety of issues.
In pursuit of this goal, the Institute will:
- Seek to prepare future public policy leaders;
- Provide leading scholars with the opportunity to conduct research that enhances understanding of U.S.-China relations;
- Improve bilateral comprehension, communication, and cooperation through seminars, workshops, briefings, and conferences featuring American, Chinese, and other representatives of the public, private and non-governmental sectors with relevant knowledge and expertise;
- Identify similarities and differences on issues for better insight in to the bilateral relationship
The Institute is non-partisan and is committed to improving American expertise about China as well as Chinese knowledge about the United States.
To further this purpose the Kissinger Institute has established a counterpart relationship with the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs. The Kissinger Institute's Advisory Council will include scholars from both China and the United States.
Director of the Kissinger Institute
The current Director of the Kissinger Institute is J. Stapleton Roy, who served as the U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1991 - 1995.