CSCC Annual Lecture

CSCC Annual Lecture

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.

Upcoming Annual Lecture



2019

TBD

Susan Shirk, Chair of the 21st Century China Program, UCSD; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (1997-2000)
Lower Level Auditorium, Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th St.

Susan Shirk is research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center at the School. She is one of the most influential experts working on U.S.-China relations…

Past Annual Lectures



2017

China’s Economy, Its Currency, and the State of the U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Eswar Prasad, Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Economics and Trade Policy, Cornell University.
Annenberg Hall 110

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…



2017

The United States and China in a Changing World

J. Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
Jon Huntsman Hall, Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06)

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…



2016

Reporting from China

Open to All. No registration required
David Barboza, Shanghai Bureau Chief. The New York Times
Jon Huntsman Hall, Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06)

Pulitzer Prize winner David Barboza will share his insights and experiences over the past decade reporting from China.

More on David Barboza:…



2015

The US and China in the 21st Century

Open to All. No registration required
Hon. Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2009-2013)  
Jon M. Huntsman Hall Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06)

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…



2014

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Open to All. No registration required
Evan Osnos  New Yorker China Correspondent
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall 100

Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is the magazine’s correspondent…



2013

The Course of US-China Relations: Its Evolution and Prospects

No Registration Required
Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former US Ambassador to China
Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06), Wharton School

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…