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US-China Relations The Making and Unmaking of Engagement with China

June 16, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join SAIS China as we celebrate the launch of the SAIS China Global Research Center and the forthcoming publication of Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations. Several authors will present their views on US-China relations, in conversation with expert panelists from all the major divisions of Johns Hopkins University.

9:00-9:30 am Opening Remarks  

Welcome: Andrew Mertha, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, SAIS

The Johns Hopkins University Legacy in China:  Jill McGovern, JHU Board of Trustees Dedication of the SAIS China Global Research Center:  Eliot Cohen, Dean, SAIS 

Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations:  Anne Thurston, Research Scholar, SAIS

9:30-11:00 am

PANEL 1:  America’s Economic Ties to China: What Have We Learned?

Presenter: Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Moderator:  Professor Adam Webb, American Co-Director, The Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Discussant 1: Mike Plummer, Eni Professor of International Economics and Director, SAIS Europe

Discussant 2: David Bulman, McGovern-Muller Assistant Professor of China Studies, SAIS

Discussant 3: Xian Sun, Associate Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business  

Discussion and Questions

11:00-11:15 am

The SAIS China Global Research Center and Johns Hopkins University

Sunil Kumar, Provost, Johns Hopkins University   

 11:30 am-1:00 pm  

PANEL 2:  The United States, China, and Public Health:  Cooperation and Competition 

Presenter: Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator: Yascha Mounk, Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Agora Institute

Discussant 1: Chengda Zhang, Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Discussant 2: Laura Morlock, Executive Vice Dean and Professor, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health

Discussant 3:  Nancy Reynolds, Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Discussant 4:   Xiaoqin Wang, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, JHU Whiting School of Engineering

1:00-2:00 pm Break

2:00-3:30 pm

PANEL 3: US-China Relations: What Comes Next?

Presenter:  David M. Lampton, SAIS Professor Emeritus & Sr.Scholar, Foreign Policy Institute (Moderator:  Christopher Morphew, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education

Discussant 1: John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Kissinger Center, SAIS Discussant 2:  Emelia Probasco, Chief Communications Officer, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Discussant 3: John Yasuda, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Discussion and Questions: 30-35 minutes      

 3:30-3:45 pm   Concluding Remarks Vice Dean Andrew Mertha

Location: Online SAIS Event