Speaker Series

Each year, the CSCC invites leading experts to Penn to present their research and share their knowledge about contemporary China. Typically scheduled for Wednesday afternoons 4:30-6 pm, speakers will deliver their remarks and then entertain questions from the audience. Attendance is open to the entire Penn community. Announcements about upcoming talks will be posted on the CSCC website and disseminated via the Center’s listserv. To be added to the listserv, please visit our signup page https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/cscc-announce.

Upcoming Speaker Series



2020

Governing the Interface of U.S.-China Trade Relations

Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law
- Virtual talk

Please register to receive Zoom info at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/governing-the-interface-of-us-…



2021

Making Hong Kong China: The Rollback of Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Michael Davis, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Virtual talk

How can one of the world’s most free-wheeling cities transition from a vibrant global center of culture and finance into a subject of authoritarian control? As Beijing's anxious interference has grown, the “one…



2021

TBA

China and International Relations Series
Ketian Zhang, Assistant Professor of International Security, George Mason University
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Co-sponsored with the Browne Center for International Politics.



2021

TBA

China and International Relations Series
Audrye Wong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School and MIT’s Security Studies Program
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Co-sponsored with the Browne Center for International Politics.

Past Speaker Series



2020

Distinguished East Asia Lecture "A Lifetime of Adventures in East Asia"

Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University 
- Virtual Talk

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distinguished-east-asia-lecture-a-…



2020

China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia

Daniel Markey,  Senior Research Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
- Virtual Event

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinas-western-horizon-beijing-and-the-…



2020

Localized Citizenship: Economic Development, Migration and Inclusion in China

Samantha Vortherms, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Please register to receive Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-citizenship-and-economic-…



2020

Translation and the Virus: COVID-19, Cyber Politics and Wuhan Diary

Michael Berry, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, UCLA
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Please register to receive Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/translation-and-the-…



2020

China and International Relations

China and International Relations Series
Tyler Jost, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University
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Co-sponsored with the Browne Center for International Politics.



2020

Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China

Xian Huang, Assistant of Political Science, Rutgers University
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Please register to receive Zoom login at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-protection-…



2020

Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Silvia Lindtner, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information 
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Please register to receive Zoom login at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prototype-nation-…



2020

How Perilous are Paper Fans? Public Diplomacy through Confucius Classrooms and Implications for Chinese Influence

China and International Relations Series
Naima Green-Riley, Ph.D. Candidate and Raymond Vernon Fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University
- Virtual Talk via Zoom

Co-sponsored with the Browne Center for International Politics.

(Please respond to yuanzeng@upenn.edu to receive Zoom link)



2020

Public Assembly via Affective Technologies: Like Buttons, Sentiment Analysis, and the Transmission of Positive Energy

Angela Wu, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Please register at: …



2020

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

China and International Relations Series
Fiona Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Co-sponsored with the Browne Center for International Politics. 

(Please respond to yuanzeng@upenn.edu to receive Zoom link)