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The Trustees of the


Cordially Invite You to an Address by


Professor David M. Lampton

George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.


Members: Free of Charge*

Guest of a Member: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

"Thinking Strategically About U.S.-China Relations"

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Accommodation of China was clearly the heart of American policy after the détente and normalization of relations in the 1970s; and was clearly understood and practiced by both powers for decades. However, the People’s Republic of China now brazenly lays claim to the waters of the South China Sea through which passes half of all global ship-borne trade, is modernizing and expanding its armed forces, routinely practicing cyber theft of corporate and government secrets, and steadily developing cyber-warfare capabilities. This rising power is seen by many as a treacherous threat to United States security. Today’s circumstances contain uncertainty and great risk, and surely require a stabilization of U.S. - China relations. We are most pleased that the very distinguished authority on China and its foreign policy, Professor David Lampton, will bring a strategic perspective to the discussion of that enormously important and quite unnerving relationship.


Professor Lampton received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. He began his teaching career at Ohio State University, was a Founding Director of the China Policy Studies Program at the American Enterprise Institute, President of the National Council on U.S. – China Relations, Founding Director of the China Studies Program at the Nixon Center (now the Center for the National Interest) in Washington, and has been a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies since 1997.


David Lampton is the author of numerous articles appearing in the most serious journals and newspapers of the United States and China. He has testified before Senate and House committees and has appeared on the most prestigious of interview shows. He has had leadership positions in distinguished public service and professional organizations.


His most recent book is Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping (2014), Earlier books have included The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money and Minds (2008) and Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing US-China Relations, 1989-2000 (2001). He also was editor of The Making of China’s Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform (2001).


Incidentally earlier this year, Professor Lampton was named the most influential China watcher by the Institute of International Relations at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing after it assessed 158 top China experts.


We look forward to Professor Lampton’s recommendations on one of the most dangerous relationships of our time.


It is a great pleasure once again to welcome Professor David M. Lampton to the Council.

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