The Indiana University (IU) Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, in partnership with the Columbia-Harvard China and the World program, will host an international conference on US-China relations, featuring experts on Chinese foreign policy from IU, Harvard, Columbia, and other universities in the U.S. and internationally. The conference, part of the IU Hamilton Lugar School’s East Asia and the World speaker series, will be held Friday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. at the Hamilton Lugar School in Shreve Auditorium, located at 355 N. Eagleson Ave. (A detailed conference agenda can be found here)
The keynote address will be given by Thomas J. Christensen, Interim Dean, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations, and Co-Director of the China and the World Program at Columbia University’s School of Public & International Affairs, on the topic: “From Nixon to Biden: 50 Years of U.S. ‘One China’ policy.”
The first panel, “The Contested Meaning of ‘One China’ 50 years after 1972,” will discuss the 50-year legacy of President Nixon’s historic 1972 “opening” to the People’s Republic of China. The conversation will be moderated by Ethan Michelson of Indiana University. Scheduled panelists include Adam P. Liff, Indiana University; Fei-Hsien Wang, Indiana University; Maria Adele Carrai, New York University; and Gardner Bovingdon, Indiana University.
The second panel, “U.S.-China Relations & Security in East Asia Today,” will be moderated by Jason Wu of Indiana University. Scheduled panelists include Yinan He, Lehigh University; Andrew Chubb, Lancaster University, UK; Andrew Erickson, US Naval War College; and Alison Kaufman, Center for Naval Analyses.
The conference will conclude with a panel on the topic: “U.S.-China Relations Beyond Northeast Asia,” moderated by Sara Friedman of Indiana University. Scheduled panelists include Courtney Fung, Macquarie University, AUS; Xu Xin, Cornell University; Dawn Murphy, U.S. Air War College; and Alanna Krolikowski, Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The conference is open to IU students, faculty, staff, and the public, and registration is requested.
The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (hls.iu.edu) builds on more than a half century of excellence in global affairs at Indiana University. Established in 2012, the school promotes understanding of contemporary and global issues informed by a deep knowledge of history, culture and language.
Founded in 2004, the Columbia-Harvard China and the World program (cwp.sipa.columbia.edu) is committed to integrating the advanced study of China’s foreign relations into the field of international relations, by bringing exceptional young scholars whose work bridges China studies and international relations together with recognized scholars in these fields.