Spring 2020 Series

Spring 2020 Series: U.S.-China Relations and
a Special Event on the U.S. Presidential Election

jeffrey ding, joy dantong ma, Xiao qiang

China: Big Data, AI, and Privacy
A moderated panel on the computer science statistical tools and methods used by the Chinese government to track citizen activities. Panel includes Director and Research Scientist of the Counter-Power Lab at Berkeley Xiao Qiang, Rhodes Scholar and Researcher at the University of Oxford Jeffrey Ding, and former Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute Joy Dantong Ma.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Tomson Hall 280


reihan salam, Amy Walter

The State of the Presidential Election
A conversation with two nationally recognized political analysts on the U.S. presidential primary and the issues and trends that will shape the presidential debates. Reihan Salam is a conservative American political commentator, columnist, and author who since 2019 has been president of the Manhattan Institute. Amy Walter is host of The Takeaway, Fridays. She is National Editor at the non-partisan Cook Political Report, the former political director of ABC News, and appears regularly on NBC’s Meet The Press, CBS’ Face The Nation, and FOX News’ Special Report with Bret Baier.

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Tomson Hall 280


elizabeth economy

U.S.-China Today: The Third Revolution
A discussion with acclaimed author and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Her recently released book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, (Oxford University Press, 2018) analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
To Be Determined


sheena greitens, Minxin Pei

Freedom and Coercion in China
A moderated discussion about the politics of domestic security and the nature of the current regime in China.
Dr. Greitens is assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri,  She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.  Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. He is also the Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations (2019) and a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
To Be Determined