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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Destined to Divide?

January 28, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:15 pm EST

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Please join the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics to discuss whether the Olympics, both in 2022 and beyond, is destined to reflect – and exacerbate – growing political and social differences between the world’s major powers, or whether it could potentially serve as a constructive platform to address and potentially ameliorate these differences, and do so in a way, consistent with American values. The program will begin with opening remarks from Representative Young Kim (R-CA). Following her initial remarks, Trustee Chair Scott Kennedy will host and moderate a panel discussion with several leading experts: Historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom of UC-Irvine, Sophie Richardson of Human Rights Watch, CSIS Australia Chair Charles Edel, Anna Ashton of Asia Society, and Susan Lawrence of Congressional Research Service.

This event is made possible by general support to CSIS

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

Representative Young Kim (R-CA)

Member, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

Sophie Richardson

China Director, Human Rights Watch

Anna Ashton

Senior Fellow for Asia Pacific Trade, Investment, and Innovation, Asia Society Policy Institute

Susan Lawrence

Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service