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Enjoying Jet Lag: Resuming In-Person Travel and U.S.-China Relations

April 17, 2023 • 8:30 – 9:45 am EDT

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Please join the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business & Economics for a discussion on the role of in-person travel and direct communication in increasing mutual understanding and stabilizing U.S.-China relations.

Trustee Chair Scott Kennedy and Peking University Professor Wang Jisi, Founding President of Peking University's Institute of International and Strategic Studies (IISS) and one of China’s leading authorities on U.S.-China relations, will first summarize their new report, Breaking the Ice: The Role of Scholarly Exchange in Stabilizing U.S.-China Relations. The report summarizes their trips to the U.S. and China during the pandemic and offers policy recommendations on how t to revitalize ties between the two societies. 

John L. Holden, Trustee Chair Senior Associate (Non-resident) and Managing Director and head of China practice at McLarty Associates, will serve as host and moderate a discussion about these issues with the co-authors as well as three veteran experts with deep experience on U.S.-China relations: Susan Shirk of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego, Jia Qingguo of Peking University, and Paul Triolo of Albright Stonebridge Group.  

This report is made possible by generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation. 


Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Wang Jisi
Founding President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
John L. Holden
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Susan Shirk
Research Professor and Founding Chair, 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
Paul Triolo
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Jia Qingguo
Former Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University