Alumni Reception & Program
“Unprecedented in the History of Nations”:
Managing U.S.-China Relations
While the statements of presidents Obama and Xi have committed the United States and China to “building strategic mutual trust”, there is an increasing perception on both sides that the two countries are trending toward competition, rather than cooperation. Yet such a result is not inevitable, and with a concerted effort on the part of both countries’ governments, the risk of crisis may be averted. As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in 2012, the U.S.—China relationship is “unprecedented in the history of nations.” Please join China experts James B. Steinberg and Susan Shirk in discussion with Orville Schell.
Wednesday, May 29
Reception 5:00 p.m.
Program 6:30 p.m.
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Registration information coming soon!
The event is hosted in partnership with the Asia Society
James B. Steinberg is Dean of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University and University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law. Prior to becoming Dean in 2011, he served as Deputy Secretary of State, serving as the principal Deputy to Secretary Clinton. From 2005-2008 Steinberg was Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Mr. Steinberg’s most recent book is Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power (2008), with Kurt Campbell.
Susan Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, where she was in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia). She is now the Ho Miu Lam Endowed Chair of China and Pacific Relations in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of fourteen books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes.