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Forty Years of U.S.-China Relations

May 11, 2018 • 8:30 am – 1:30 pm EDT
The United States and China are approaching the 40th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations. To commemorate this historic milestone, CSIS is hosting a half-day event on the morning of May 11, 2018, to discuss the twists and turns in the relationship over the last four decades and the challenges that lay ahead. The conference will feature key policy figures and experts from both the United States and China. We will begin with a keynote address from a current member of Congress, then have two star-studded panels discussing “The First 40 Years” and “The Next 40 Years,” and then wrap up with a luncheon armchair discussion featuring former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai. 

8:30-9:15            Introductory Remarks
                            John Hamre, President, CSIS
     Keynote Speech
      Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
9:25-10:40         Panel 1: The First Forty
Mr. James Mann, Scholar-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Amb. Charlene Barshefsky, Partner, WilmerHale
Dr. Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, Center for China-U.S. Cooperation, University of Denver
Dr. Wang (Henry) Huiyao, President, Center for China and Globalization

Moderator: Dr. Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
10:50-12:00        Panel 2: The Next Forty
Mr. Daniel H. Rosen, Partner, The Rhodium Group(RHG) 
Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Jeane Kirkpatrick Scholar, AEI
Dr. Chen Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Mr. Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China 

Moderator: Ms. Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia & Director, China Power Project, CSIS 

12:00-1:30          Luncheon & Armchair Discussion: US-China Relations at a Crossroad
Sec. William S. Cohen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Cohen Group
Amb. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States 

Moderator: Mr. Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.
John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

Bonnie S. Glaser