Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Concerning China in Washington this Week

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon meets with Chinese officials in Beijing early this week in preparation for a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama on June 7-8 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Below are a number of programs held in Washington this week that touch on issues affecting China:

UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY COLLOQUIUM. 5/29-31. Program designed to help Chinese graduate students better understand the complex forces that shape American foreign policy. Sponsor: National Committee on United States-China Relations. Speakers include: The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, 2001-2009, The Honorable Cui Tiankai (崔天凯), Chinese Ambassador to the United States; Kin Moy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Erin Ennis, Vice President, The US-China Business Council; James Goldgeier, Dean of American University's School of International Service; Kin Moy, Deputy Assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. Department of State; Will Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for special operations and combating terrorism at the U.S. Department of Defense.


CHINESE COMPANIES IN LATIN AMERICA. 5/29, 8:00-9:00am. Sponsor; CSIS, Americas Program. Speakers: R. Evan Ellis, Associate Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; Carl Meacham, Director, Americas Program, CSIS. .

CHINA'S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL OUTLOOK UNDER XI JINPING AND LI KEQIANG. 5/30, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: Junhua Wu, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center, Chairwoman, Chief Economist, Japan Research Institute (Shanghai) Consulting Co. Ltd., Council Member, Japan Research Institute Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group; Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies. .

THE STATE OF THE MARINE CORPS. 5/29, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos; Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings.

U.S.-EU TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA: DIFFERENT CHALLENGES, COMMON ANSWERS? 5/29, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Speaker: Tilman Krueger, Research Associate, University of Bremen.

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THE LAST DAYS OF KIM JONG-IL: THE NORTH KOREAN THREAT IN A CHANGING ERA. 5/29, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Associate Professor of Political Science, Angelo State University, Author; Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Asian Studies Center, Heritage.

VARIETIES OF DEMOCRACY: GLOBAL STANDARDS, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. 5/30, 4:00pm. Sponsor: Carnegie, Democracy and Rule of Law Program. Speakers: Michael Coppedge, Professor of Political Science, Yale University; Massimo Tommasoli, Permanent Observer to the UN, International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance); Richard Young, Director, Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE); Steffan Lindberg, Research Director, World Values Survey Project in Sweden.

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TRANSNATIONAL THREATS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD. 5/30, 5:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speaker: Christian Caryl, Author, Strange Rebels, Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute; Brian Finlay, Managing Director, Stimson's Managing Across Boundaries Initiative.

MYANMAR: WHAT’S NEXT? 5/30, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: Tom Malinowski, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch; Lex Rieffel, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings; David Steinberg, Professor, Georgetown University; Vikram Nehru, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies, Carnegie.

FREE TRADE ZONES (FTZ): A COMPARATIVE LOOK AT FTZS AMONGST THE BRICS & OTHER KEY US TRADING PARTNERS. 5/30, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: World Trade Organization Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade. Speakers: Clay Perry, Sr. Vice President - Global Markets, Integration Point; Amie Ahanchian, Managing Director, KPMG LLP.

INDONESIA’S ECONOMIC ROLE: RECALIBRATING GLOBAL TRADE. 5/31, 5:30pm, Gala Dinner. Sponsor: US-Indonesia Society. Keynote Speaker: Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade, Indonesia. 

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