In recognition of China’s critical role in international relations and the University’s interest in facilitating dialogue on pressing policy issues, launched the Strauss Center’s China Speaker Series in the fall of 2015.

The inaugural year's presentations hosted high-level experts with different perspectives on U.S. strategy towards China. While engagement policies have dominated America’s relationship with China for decades, Beijing’s mounting bellicosity has raised arguments in favor of a U.S.-led military counterbalance in the region. Should U.S. policy then be engagement, deterrence, or something else? The first session in the fall of 2015 considered current and potential future U.S. strategies toward China, and vice versa, with a discussion moderated by Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Eisenman. In the spring 2016, the series resumed with a panel discussion of China’s strategy toward the developing world, exploring what this strategy means for the U.S. and the rest of the international community. 

Upcoming events in the China Speaker Series can be found on the Center’s events page here as they are confirmed.