The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Security, Economics, Environment, Society, and More

12:45pm - 2:00pm | World Forum, Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

The U.S.-China relationship is multifaceted, singularly important, and recently troubled. The Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations brings together leading scholars specializing in key areas to examine and make recommendations for U.S. policy toward China in key areas, including national security, economic competitiveness, technology, climate, education, and human rights. In the wake of the meeting between Biden and Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali and on the eve of Secretary of State Blinken’s visit to China, this panel will feature several participants in the Project to discuss the current state of U.S.-China relations and possible paths for U.S. policy.

This public session is held in conjunction with the plenary meeting of the Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations, which is organized by Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China and supported by Penn’s China Research and Engagement Fund and the Henry Luce Foundation.


Gerard DiPippo (Center for Strategic and International Studies)               

Sophie Richardson (Human Rights Watch)             

Angel Hsu (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)             

Joel Wuthnow (National Defense University)


Susan Thornton (Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School)


Open to all, informal lunch provided.

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