Kathleen DeBoer, Deputy Head of the Organizations for Economic Cooperation and Development's Washington Center, will discuss the increasingly relevant issue of economic cooperation between the U.S. and China. She will be providing insight both through her work with the OECD and her time living and teaching in Nanjing, China.
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.
Our inaugural fall panel this year is titled "China's Rise" and will feature Professor Michael Beckley (Political Science Department, Tufts), Professor Sulmaan Khan (Chinese Foreign Relations, Fletcher), and Professor Xueping Zhong (Chinese Department, Tufts).
The 2013 China-US Symposium seeks to examine the role of trust in the economic, security, and cultural relationship between China and the United States in the context of an interconnected and quickly-changing world. This relationship has often been defined by its mix of deep interdependence as well as strategic rivalry, with dramatically varying levels of trust in different arenas and different eras. Today, trust or its absence can push the whole world toward prosperity or penury, peace or war, and harmony or hostility.