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U.S.-China Competition for Global Influence


A January 30, 2020, discussion on the global implications of U.S.-China competition featured keynote remarks by Heino Klinck, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Department of Defense.

The event also included remarks by Ashley J. Tellis, research director of the Strategic Asia Program, and a panel of Strategic Asia contributors. The discussion drew on the NBR publication Strategic Asia 2020: U.S.-China Competition for Global Influence, which offers a forward-looking assessment of how the rivalry between China and the United States is playing out around the globe. The event was hosted by NBR and co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center.

Agenda


10:00 a.m. | WELCOME


Opening Remarks
Benjamin Hopkins, The George Washington University

Program Introduction
Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research


10:10 a.m. | THE RETURN OF U.S.-CHINA STRATEGIC COMPETITION


Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


10:30 a.m. | REGIONAL RESPONSES TO U.S.-CHINA COMPETITION


Moderator
Alison Szalwinski, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panelists
Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Syaru Shirley Lin, University of Virginia
Liselotte Odgaard, Hudson Institute


12:00 p.m. | LUNCHEON SERVED


12:30 p.m. | LUNCHEON KEYNOTE DISCUSSION


Introduction
Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Keynote
Heino Klinck,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Department of Defense


1:15 p.m. | CONCLUSION


Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research


(Banner photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)