March 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman Univeristy
Professor Kate Kaup

This event has been cancelled.

2020: Engaging China in a New Era

United States-China relations have entered a new era, in which animosity and competition outstrip mutual understanding and cooperation. Relations are more strained today than at any moment since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations in 1979. Mistrust is high on both sides, and the Trump administration has accused China of a “whole of society attack” against the United States.

Yet never has it been more important for the two countries to cooperate. Global peace and prosperity depend on stable relations between the world’s two largest economies and militaries. A host of transnational issues can only be addressed through cooperative bilateral relations: combating climate change, controlling pandemic disease, managing new technologies, addressing human rights violations, and more.

The US-China trade war threatens to disrupt global supply chains and global economic growth. Nations may feel forced to choose sides as U.S.-China relations continue to spiral towards a new cold war. Our speakers explore how government and non-government efforts can help realign the relationship while still addressing the challenges facing the two global powers.

4 – 5:30 p.m. Beyond Bilateral Relations: Non-Government Efforts to Engage China
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Reception for all attendees
6:30 – 8 p.m. Trade, Security, and Transnational Issues

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 5:30 p.m. Panel 1: Beyond Bilateral Relations: Non-Government Efforts to Engage China

Moderated by Katherine Palmer Kaup, PhD (bio)

Keynote Address: “Keeping the Relationship on Track: What to Do When Governments Feud”

Jan Berris (bio), Vice President, National Committee on United States-China Relations

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Reception for all attendees

6:30  8 p.m. Panel 2: Trade, Security, and Transnational Issues

Moderated by Katherine Palmer Kaup, PhD

Keynote Address: “New Challenges in the U.S.-China Relationship: Designing Strategic Responses”

Ambassador Craig Allen (bio), President, U.S.-China Business Council