This day-long conference brought together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the individual, domestic, and structural drivers of Chinese foreign policy. Please refer to the agenda below for a list of confirmed speakers. The conference featured a mix of in-person and virtual speakers.
This event was hosted by the Georgetown University Asian Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.
Registration | 9:30- 10:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks | 10:00-10:15 a.m.
- Joel Hellman, Dean, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- Evan Medeiros, Cling Family Senior Fellow in U.S.-China Relations, Georgetown University
Panel I: Domestic Sources of Chinese Foreign Policy | 10:15 -11:45 a.m.
- Alicia García Herrero, Natixis, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (virtual)
- Paul Triolo, Eurasia Group
- Dennis Kwok, former Hong Kong LegCo; Fellow, Harvard University and Georgetown University
- Kristen Looney (moderator), Georgetown University
Lunch | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Panel II: Xi's Grand Strategy | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
- Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria (virtual)
- Min Ye, Boston University
- David Finkelstein, CNA
- Charles Kupchan (moderator), Georgetown University
Break | 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Panel III: U.S.-China Relations under Xi | 2:45 -4:15 p.m.
- Taylor Fravel, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
- Bonnie Glaser, German Marshall Fund of the United States
- James Mulvenon, SOSi
- Evan Medeiros (moderator), Georgetown University
Closing Remarks | 4:15-4:30 p.m.
- Michael Green, Director, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University