The CSCC hosts an annual lecture by a prominent American or Chinese policymaker, diplomat, or public intellectual. These lectures, open to the entire Penn community and interested individuals from the Philadelphia area, are designed to reach beyond the specialized community of faculty and students who comprise the usual constituency of the Center.
Past Annual Lectures
2023 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Gary Locke, Former U.S. Ambassador to China, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Washington State Governor, and Current Chair, Committee of 100
As Governor of Washington State (the first Chinese American to be elected governor in United States history and the first Asian American governor on the mainland), U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. Ambassador to…
2022 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Anla Cheng, SupChina CEO & Founder; Jeremy Goldkorn, SupChina editor-in-chief and Sinica Podcast co-founder.
The divide between Beijing and Washington is only growing: After several years of growing tensions with the U.S. and other Western countries, China is sticking to its COVID-zero policies, and is remaining steadfast…
2018-2019 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Susan Shirk, Chair of the 21st Century China Program, UCSD; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (1997-2000)
Relations between the United States and China today have become more competitive and tense than they have been during the past forty years since the 1979 normalization of diplomatic relations. The deterioration of…
2017-2018 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Eswar Prasad, Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Economics and Trade Policy, Cornell University.
China’s economy is now the second largest in the world and its currency, the renminbi, has been elevated to the status of an elite official reserve currency. But China is facing slower growth, rising debt levels, and…
2016-2017 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
J. Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State
Both the world and the United States role in it have changed profoundly over the last twenty-five years. US thinking about its global role has not kept pace with these changes. Our lack of strategic vision is…
2015-2016 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
David Barboza, Shanghai Bureau Chief. The New York Times
Pulitzer Prize winner David Barboza will share his insights and experiences over the past decade reporting from China.
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2014-2015 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Hon. Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2009-2013)
Kurt M. Campbell is the Founding Partner, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of the Center for a New American Security, an independent director on the…
2013-2014 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Evan Osnos New Yorker China Correspondent
Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is the magazine’s correspondent…
2012-2013 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former US Ambassador to China
Governor Jon Huntsman, former US Ambassador to China with many years of public service and experience in Asia, shares his thoughts about the course of US-China relations and the influences that are shaping its…