The Trustees of the

BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Cordially Invite You to an Address by

 

Mr. Hendrik Meijer

Executive Chairman, Meijer Inc.

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

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

WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE

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

“Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century”

The Trustees of the

BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Cordially Invite You to an Address by

 

David M. Lampton, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus,

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

 

Chairman of The Asia Foundation

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE

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

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"America and China: From Engagement to Strategic Competition"

United States policy toward China is undoubtedly and necessarily in a period of transition. The profoundly important accommodation reached in the early 1970s, which has largely shaped policy for almost 50 years, had great advantages for both powers. Both were freed from ideological competition. Rising China gained great riches from full participation in the economic system within the liberal international order. The United States, as a status quo power, continued its preeminent and advantageous role in the international order and hoped that China would become a supportive stakeholder in it. However, the hugely successful rising China now is reaching beyond mere economic growth. In pursuit of natural resources, it has developed an array of nations indebted and obligated to it. The Silk Road initiative creates a new set of dependencies and trade opportunities for China. It has aggressively expanded in the South China Sea, potentially influencing world trade and certainly intimidating smaller states. It continues military enhancements, espionage, efforts at technological advancement, and modifications of the international trading system itself. President Xi has declared bold targets of preeminence. A modified international order probably will diminish the advantages America enjoyed in the 1970s order. As we try to better understand the changing circumstances and strategies and fundamental interests of China and the United States today, we are extraordinarily fortunate to be joined by Dr. David M. Lampton who the International Relations Institute of the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing has called “the most influential China watcher.”

 

Dr. Lampton received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. He began his teaching career at Ohio State University, was the Founding Director of the China Policy Studies Program at the American Enterprise Institute, Founding Director of the China Studies Program at the Nixon Center (now the Center for the National Interest) in Washington, President of the National Council on U.S.–China Relations (1997-2006),  and served as Professor and Chair of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1997-2018).

 

Professor Lampton has authored or edited significant works on the leaders of China following Mao, China’s internal politics, and U.S.–China relations. He 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 held leadership positions in numerous public service and professional organizations. We certainly look forward to benefitting from Professor Lampton’s wisdom with respect to this very critical stage in U.S.–China relations.

 

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