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About the Series

This annual series was created in 2011 in partnership with the U.S.-China Working Group and has expanded to include both the House and Senate. This briefing series brings experts to Capitol Hill to brief congressional staff on a wide range of relevant issues impacting China and the US-China relationship. Congressional staff attending a predesignated number of sessions each year receive a professional development certificate and are eligible for consideration by USAI for congressional staff delegations to China.

2017 marks the 7th annual series.


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May 22

2017

Understanding China- Its Past, Its Leaders, and Its Policies

Session 1,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Mr. Robert Daly, Director of Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S.
    Wilson Center

  • Moderated by:

    Alejandro Reyes,
    Senior Advisor,US-Asia Institute

Jun 5

2017

Putting China’s Economic Rise in Perspective- Implications for the US

Session 2,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Mr. Wayne Morrison, Specialist in Asian Trade
    Congressional Research Service

  • Moderated by:

    Ms. Yun Sun,
    Senior Associate, East Asia Program
    Stimson Center

Jun 12

2017

China’s Emerging Power: Cooperation, Competition, or Conflict

Session 3,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Dr. Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Click here for Dr. Cordesman’s report.

  • Moderated by:

    Mr. Eric Gomez,
    Policy Analyst for Defense and Foreign Policy
    Cato Institute

Jun 19

2017

China’s Growing Role in the World Economy

Session 4,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Dr. David Dollar
    Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center
    Brookings Institution

  • Moderated by:

    Ms. Zixuan Huang,
    Research Analyst
    Peterson Institute of International Economics

Jun 26

2017

China 101 Session 5: US-China Energy and Environmental Cooperation

Session 5,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Dr. Jennifer Turner. Director, China Environment Forum
    Woodrow Wilson Center

    Click here for video of the event.

  • Moderated by:

    Ms. Margaux Fimbres,
    Policy Advisor, International Affairs Office
    U.S. Department of Energy

Jul 10

2017

Internal Policies/External Impact- A Look at U.S. and China’s Internal Policies and the Impact on the Relationship

Session 6,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Mr. Matthew Goodman, Senior Advisor for Asian economics
    William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

  • Moderated by:

    Ms. Meredith Sumpter,
    Director, Asia
    Eurasia Group

Jul 17

2017

China’s Influence Abroad and Its Role as a Responsible Stakeholder

Session 7,Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Panelists:

    Dr. Robert Sutter, Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU

  • Moderated by:

    Mr. Henry “Hank” Levine,
    Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge

Jul 19

2017

Rule of Law Reception

Reception,Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00PM

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