China-U.S. Symposium 2014 "Engagement"
This April 17-19, the 2014 China-U.S. Symposium will explore Engagement in the context of China-U.S. Relations. As China's power continues to grow, albeit in uncertain ways, how and with whom this Asian giant engages will be critical. These questions will be examined from various perspectives - including from an economic, social, and security stand point - throughout our panels, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and other complementary events.
This year, our panels are titled:
- "United States' Pivot to Asia and Asia's Response"
- "China and the U.S. in Africa"
- "Military and Cyber Security", and
- "Foreign Media Perceptions"
Our breakout sessions are
- "China's Strategy in Territorial Conflict Since 2000",
- "Burma Ethnic Political Landscape: China's Relation with Kachin Independence Organization (KIO)",
- "A Discussion in Divergence in Chinese and American Views on North Korea", and
- "Beyond U.S. Hegemony: China's Place in a Multipolar World"
Notable speakers this year include Daniel R. Russel (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), David Shinn (George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and to Burkina Faso), and Zhu Feng (Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University).
The Seventh Annual China-U.S. Symposium is made possible with the support of the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership (IGL), the Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES), the Tufts Community Union (TCU), the Tufts Asian Studies Program, and the Office of the President.