The People's Republic of China at 60: Internal and External Challenges

The conference, which is free and open to the public, will include panel discussions with 15 selected experts from around the world.

When: Oct. 1 and 2, 2009

Where: Bucknell University, Elaine Langone Center (except where noted)

What: Leading scholars on Chinese politics, economics, history and foreign policy will come together to discuss the country's past, present and future.

Schedule of Events:

  • Opening address by David M. Lampton, director of the China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, Trout Auditorium. (Learn about the speaker)
  • Keynote talk by Douglas Spelman, deputy director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Elaine Langone Center Forum. (Learn about the speaker)
  • Luncheon address by David Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Elaine Langone Center Forum. (Learn about the speaker)
  • Panel I: Internal Challenges. 10:05-11:50 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Elaine Langone Center Forum.
  • Panel II: Internal Challenges. 1:25-3:10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Elaine Langone Center Forum.
  • Panel III: External Challenges. 3:25-5:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Elaine Langone Center Forum.
  • Full conference schedule

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