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Wilson China Fellowship Conference 2021


Feb. 3 – 4, 2021
10:00am – 4:00pm ET
This event will be webcast live



Over the past year, the 2020 Wilson China Fellows have undertaken policy research on a range of vital issues relevant to the rise of China and the future of U.S.-China ties. From February 3rd to the 4th, our Fellows will publicly present and debate their findings on topics ranging from international security to the environment in order to address important policy questions, such as:

  • What does China’s approach to domestic security and surveillance in Xinjiang mean for the international system? How will its exports of this technology impact the world at large?
  • What role does China’s influence play in global norms, governance, and policymaking in international institutions, especially pertaining to emergent issues such as big data, internet governance, and “new frontiers”?
  • How does China’s assertive foreign policy impact security along its contested periphery? What is the extent of Chinese influence in Pakistan, the state of its competition with India, and the future of Taiwan's growing ties with Japan and the United States?
  • What is the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on the environment and geopolitics in Southeast Asia? How do these investments affect China’s influence in the region?
  • To what extent are the United States and China locked into competition and what role does misperception play in their rivalry? What are China's intentions and strategy towards the South China Sea and its other vital national interests?

Please join us virtually as the 2020 Wilson China Fellows present their findings and policy recommendations on February 3rd and 4th. Find the full agenda and list of speakers above, under the "Agenda" tab. You may submit questions for the speakers by emailing or tweeting us @AsiaProgram.

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Meet the 2020 Wilson China Fellows

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Robert S. Litwak

Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies

Stephen Del Rosso

Program Director, International Peace & Security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York


Sheena Chestnut

Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Wilson China Fellow;
Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Darren Byler

Wilson China Fellow;
Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
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Alexander Dukalskis

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor, the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin
Rushabh Doshi

Rush Doshi

Wilson China Fellow;
Fellow and Director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative and Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center.
Xiao Liu China Fellow

Xiao Liu

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor at McGill University and Fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum.
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Wendy Leutert

Wilson China Fellow;
GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.
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Isaac Kardon

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor, Department of Strategic and Operational Research at the U.S. Naval War College
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Adam Liff

Wilson China Fellow;
Associate Professor of East Asian International Relations, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University and Director of the “21st Century Japan Politics & Society Initiative” (21JPSI).
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Christopher Colley

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates
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Lami Kim

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor at the U.S. Army War College and Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum.
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Cecilia Han Springer

Wilson China Fellow;
Senior Researcher at Boston University's Global China Initiative.
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Jessica Liao

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University.
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Oriana Skylar Mastro

Wilson China Fellow;
Center Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
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Sara Castro

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Department of History
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Joshua Shifrinson

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program uses history to improve understanding of important global dynamics, trends in international relations, and American foreign policy.  Read more