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Understanding the New China: Politics, Business and the Military in the 21st Century A conference of invited papers.

Date: Sat. November 13th, 2004, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Morning Session: Student Discussion with Invited Speakers
10:00 a.m., refreshments served
10:30 – 11:30 Discussion
The morning session is open to students and faculty from area college only. Limited seating–reservations required: (216) 368-8961

Afternoon Session–Free and Open to the Public
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Harkness Chapel, Bellflower Road

John Kamm
Human Rights and U.S. China Relations

John Kamm is the executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation, a publicly supported organization dedicated to promoting human rights in the United States and China. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard University, Kamm was the Hong Kong representative of the National Council for U.S.-China trade from 1976 to 1981. He is an honorary professor at two Chinese universities and a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Joseph Fewsmith
What Type of Party Is This, Anyway?

Joseph Fewsmith is the director of the East Asia Interdisciplinary Studies Program and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University. He is the author of four books, includingChina Since Tiananmen: The Politics of Transition (2001: Harvard University Press). He travels to China frequently, presenting papers at professional conferences held by organizations including the Association for Asian Studies and the American Political Science Association. He is also a research associate at the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies at Harvard University.

Stephen Schlaikjer
Marching to Kumbaya: Globalization, Interdependence and China’s Military Rise

Stephen Schlaiker is Senior Advisor to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in Washington, D.C. A 30-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, he previously held positions including Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and the State Department’s Director of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs. A China area specialist, Schlaikjer is an economic officer with broad experience in trade negotiations and economic policy development. A graduate of Yale University, he speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and has received training in French, Urdu and Hindi.

Ezra Vogel (Discussant)

Ezra Vogel is the Henry Ford II Research Professor of Social Studies at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1967. A specialist in modern Japan and China, Vogel has visited East Asia each year since 1958 and has spent a cumulative total of more than six years in Asia. He is the author of Japan As Number One, Canton Under Communism, and One Step Ahead in China: Guangdong Under Reform, and is the editor ofLiving in China.


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