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Johns Hopkins SAIS to launch SAIS China Global Research Center on June 16


The China Studies program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce the launch of the SAIS China Global Research Center on Wednesday, June 16. The launch will include a day-long webinar titled “The Making and Unmaking of U.S.-China Relations” and will focus on the upcoming publication Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations, developed by Anne Thurston, senior research professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS. The webinar will feature presentations from authors of chapters within Engaging China followed by panel discussions on U.S.-China issues with experts from throughout Johns Hopkins’ schools and divisions. 


This event is open to the public and media, with registration

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 16
9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. EDT 

Wednesday, June 16

9:00 a.m. (U.S. EDT)
Opening remarks
Call to Order and Acknowledgements
Andrew Mertha
Vice Dean and Director of SAIS China, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Johns Hopkins University Legacy in China
Jill McGovern
Member, Johns Hopkins SAIS Board of Advisors and Hopkins-Nanjing Council
Dedication of the SAIS China Global Research Center
Eliot A. Cohen
Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations
Anne Thurston
Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
9:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion I: America’s Economic Ties to China: What Have We Learned? 


Michael G. Plummer
Director of SAIS Europe and Eni Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins SAIS
David Bulman
McGovern-Muller Assistant Professor of China Studies and International Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Xian Sun
Associate Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business 


Barry Naughton
Sokwanlok Chair at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego 


Adam Webb
American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Johns Hopkins SAIS
11:00 a.m.
The SAIS China Global Research Center and Johns Hopkins University
Sunil Kumar
Provost, Johns Hopkins University
11:30 a.m.
Panel II: The U.S., China, and Public Health: Cooperation and Competition 


Chengda Zhang
Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Laura Morlock
Executive Vice Dean and Professor and Associate Chair for Health Management Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Nancy Reynolds
Associate Dean of Global Affairs and Director, Center for Global Initiatives, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing                                                                                                                                         
Xiaoqin Wang
Director, Tsinghua-Johns Hopkins Joint Center for Biomedical Research, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering 


Yanzhong Huang
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
Director of Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University 


Yascha Mounk
Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University 
2:00 p.m.
Panel III: U.S.-China Relations: What Comes Next? 


John Lipsky
Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Emelia Probasco
Chief Communications Officer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
John Yasuda
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences 


David M. Lampton
Professor Emeritus of China Studies and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins SAIS 


Christopher Morphew
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Education
3:30 p.m.
Concluding remarks
Andrew Mertha
Vice Dean and Director of SAIS China, Johns Hopkins SAIS 

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