China and the Future of the WorldPresented by Chicago Society, April 28 & 29, 2006 - International House, 1414 E. 59th Street in Chicago

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Introduction and Faculty Opening Remarks - Watch VideoListen

Speakers:
Daniel Michaeli, Chair of the “China and the Future of the World” Conference
Prasenjit Duara, Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago

U.S. Business and Government Panel: Responding to the China Challenge - Watch VideoListenDownload Full TranscriptDownload Panel Summary

Speakers:
Congressman Mark S. Kirk, Co-Chair of the U.S.-China Working Group in the House of Representatives
Tony Lorusso, Director of the Minnesota Trade Office
Theodore W. Schaffner, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development of Motorola
• Moderator: Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Opening Keynote: Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Watch VideoListenDownload Full TranscriptDownload Keynote Summary

Welcome by Coordinating Committee and Opening Remarks on the Questions of Politics and Society in China by Professor Merle Goldman - Watch VideoListenDownload Full TranscriptDownload Summary of Remarks

Panel: Politics and Society in China - Watch VideoListen Download Full TranscriptDownload Panel Summary

Speakers:
Lei Guang, Associate Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University
Cheng Li, William R. Kenan Professor of Government and Chair of the Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College; Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Wang Ping, Associate Professor of English at Macalester College
• Moderator: Dali Yang, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago

Keynote: Peter W. Rodman, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs - Watch VideoListen Download Full TranscriptDownload Keynote Summary

Panel: China, the United States and the World - Watch VideoListenDownload Full TranscriptDownload Panel Summary

Speakers:
James R. Lilley, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Former U.S. Ambassador to China
John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago
Wu Jianmin, President of China Foreign Affairs University and Former Chinese Ambassador to France, the UN in Geneva, and the Netherlands
• Moderator: Bruce Cumings, Norma and Edna Freehling Professor of History at the University of Chicago

Panel: China’s Future in the Age of Globalization - Watch VideoListenDownload Full TranscriptDownload Panel Summary

Speakers:
Zhang Jun, Professor of Economics and Director of the China Center for Economics at Fudan University
Ted C. Fishman, Freelance Journalist and Author of China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
Wang Hui, Research Professor in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University in Beijing
• Moderator: Prasenjit Duara, Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago

Faculty Closing Remarks - Watch VideoListen

Closing Keynote: Ambassador Wang Guangya, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations - Watch VideoListenDownload Full TranscriptDownload Keynote Summary


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