The Paulson Institute, The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and Chicago Harris invite you to join our lecture and discussion series on contemporary China.
“How Should the New President Deal With China? Perspectives From the Top Asia Advisors to the Last Two Presidents“
Jeffrey A. Bader
Former Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council (Obama Administration)
Former Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council (Bush Administration)
Nine presidents, both Republican and Democratic, have aimed to integrate China into the international system and pursue constructive US-China relations. But that longstanding consensus is under growing pressure, as US-China security competition in Asia intensifies and China’s global footprint continues to grow. Indeed, China has featured prominently in the US presidential campaign, with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promising a toughened line, and Trump, in particular, threatening punitive trade actions against Beijing. Amid challenges from North Korea and the South China Sea to trade frictions, how should the next President deal with China? The top two Asia advisors to the last two Presidents—Obama and Bush—offer their unique perspectives and draw on a well of deep experience.
Jeffrey A. Bader is a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as the principal advisor to President Obama on Asia. His US government career spanned three decades where he was principally involved in US-China relations. He served as deputy assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, senior director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council, and assistant US trade representative.
Dennis Wilder is a senior fellow with the Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University, where he also serves as an assistant professor of practice in Asian studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He previously served as the CIA deputy assistant director for East Asia and the Pacific and senior editor of the President’s Daily Brief. He also served as the principal advisor to President George W. Bush on Asia as National Security Council director for China and senior director for East Asian affairs.
Moderated by Evan Feigenbaum,
Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute
Friday, November 4, 2016
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Box lunches will be provided to registered students.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.