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
Mutual perceptions between the U.S. and China are notoriously varied and changeable. Recently it seems that they have drawn considerable attention of both sides of the Pacific, in part because many tend to the negative. This is worrisome because general perceptions can and often do have a powerful impact on official policy.
The next decade is likely to be the decisive period determining the future course of U.S.-China relations. Unless China and the United States can find ways to block the current drift toward strategic rivalry, tensions will rise.
Washington and Beijing both consider good bilateral relations to be vital, but their growing strategic rivalry has the potential to evolve into mutual antagonism. In this new policy brief, published as the new leadership was announced in Beijing, China expert Stapleton Roy argues that the US should focus on regional engagement through multilateral organizations like ASEAN, as opposed to its military presence in the region.