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April 29, 2024

Cling Conference 2024: New Challenges in U.S.-China Relations

Policymaking, Global Crises & Strategic Stability

Event Series: Other Initiative Events

[Biden and Xi shaking hands] 2024 Cling Conference, April 29, 2024, 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Copley Formal Lounge

This full-day event featured panels of experts as they examined the policymaking behind U.S.-China relations, the impact of global crises on the bilateral relationship, and questions surrounding strategic stability.

This conference was co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service and Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.


April 29, 2023

8:30 am - 9:00 am      Opening Session

  • Welcoming Remarks by Dean Joel Hellman
  • Framing Remarks by Evan Medeiros

9:00 am - 10:30 am      Panel 1: Domestic Sources of Chinese Policymaking

  • Moderator: Lingling Wei, The Wall Street Journal 
  • Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University
  • Yuan Yuan Ang, Johns Hopkins
  • Joseph Torigian, American University
  • Arthur Kroeber, Gavekal Dragonomics

10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Panel 2: Global Crises in the U.S.-China Context

  • Moderator: Demetri Sevastopulo, The Financial Times 
  • Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Endowment
  • Dennis Ross, The Washington Institute
  • Sue Mi Terry, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dawn Murphy, National War College

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm      Lunch and Keynote Panel Discussion: Tribute to Jeffrey Bader

  • Moderator: Evan Medeiros, Georgetown University
  • Dennis Wilder, Georgetown University
  • Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman, The Paulson Institute
  • Ken Lieberthal, The Brookings Institution

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm      Panel 3: Nuclear Weapons, Strategic Stability and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

  • Moderator: Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Tong Zhao, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • M. Elaine Bunn, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Rush Doshi, Georgetown University
  • James Mulvenon, Peraton Labs

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm      Concluding Remarks

  • Evan Medeiros, Georgetown University