Stronger? The Future of U.S.-China Relations
This talk is part of the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium. This event is co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing & Grandview Institution.
January 5, 2021 | Tuesday
7:30 am-8:45 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
January 5, 2021 | Tuesday
8:30 pm-9:45 pm China Standard Time (CST)
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Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C)
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As U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to be sworn in on January 20, 2021, what is the future of U.S.-China relations? Yale Center Beijing is pleased to engage, Ryan Hass, nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School and former director for China and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC) under the Obama Administration, and Robert Williams, Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School, in a discussion on their respective policy recommendations for the new administration.
Ryan will give an overview of his upcoming book, Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence, which the Yale University Press will release in April 2021. Robert will briefly speak about Crafting a multilateral technology and cybersecurity policy, which was a chapter in The Future of U.S. Policy Toward China: Recommendations for the Biden administration report, a collaboration between Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center and the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center. After their discussion, Shichen Tian, Vice President and Director of Center for International Law of Military Operations at Grandview Institution, an independent think tank and long-time collaborator of the Paul Tsai China Center of Yale Law School, will provide a Chinese perspective on the future of U.S.-China relations. This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
Nonresident Affiliated Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School
Fellow, Foreign Policy program, Brookings Institution
Ryan Hass is a fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is a nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China and Mongolia at the National Security Council staff. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Senior Research Scholar and Executive Director, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Robert Williams is a senior research scholar, lecturer, and the executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor at Lawfare. He focuses on U.S.-China relations and Chinese law and policy, with particular interests in technology policy and national security. His recent research and Track II dialogues cover issues of cybersecurity, trade and investment policy, technology governance, and international law. Williams holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Vice President and Director, Center for International
Law of Military Operations, Grandview Institution
Shichen Tian is the Vice President and Director of the Center for International Law of Military Operations at Grandview Institution. He was the former Director of the Division for Crisis Management and Media Relations, the Information Office of the Ministry of National Defense, where he was responsible for the crisis management and media coverage of major military operations and incident involving foreign militaries.
Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium
Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. the Yale Center Beijing is pleased to host the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium, which will convene thought leaders from all sectors who, in the spirit of Mr. Greenberg, play pivotal roles in building bridges among China, the U.S., and the rest of the world.
Mr. Greenberg has been a member of Yale Center Beijing’s Executive Council and retired as the Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG). In 2018, he was awarded the China Reform Friendship Medal.