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Peace and Security

Georgetown University’s Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues addresses peace and security-related issues and opportunities for cooperation through research, teaching, and dialogue among Chinese and U.S. leaders from the public sector, business, and the academy.

Since fall 2017, research workshops on strategic trust between the United States and China, led by the initiative’s managing director, Dennis Wilder, have brought together groups of leading U.S. and Chinese scholars for dialogue and research around key academic and policy issues relating to the roles of China and the United States in the emerging international order, including in the areas of diplomacy, economics, trade, culture, environmental protection, and use of military force.

The goal of these workshops was to expand areas of common interest and to look for ways to minimize political friction between the world's largest and second-largest economies. Building on the foundation established by the workshops, the U.S.-China Research Group on Managing Strategic Competition was formed in fall 2019 to further policy-oriented research through dialogues alternating between Washington, D.C., and Beijing.

For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with issues of peace and security across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website.


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China in the U.S. Presidential Election

Over the last several weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has undermined a U.S.-China relationship already marked by deep divisions over trade and other issues. China has now emerged as a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with the Trump and Biden camps accusing each other of not being tough…


Blog Posts

COVID-19 and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

April 25, 2020

As part of its U.S.-China Dialogue 2020 event series, the initiative convened leading scholars and commentators on April 16, 2020 to discuss key issues in the U.S.-China relations. This blog contains edited excerpts from the virtual event, which featured Michael Green (Georgetown University), Evan…


Opportunities and Challenges on the Belt and Road Initiative

January 31, 2018

What are the opportunities and challenges of U.S.-China cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative? In this discussion, the initiative's student fellows examine specific areas where the United States and China have common interests for development as well as those which remain an underlying…