Chestertown, MD, January 29, 2001 — The Washington College Goldstein Program in Public Affairs presents "Strategic Partners or Competitors? U.S. and China in the New Era" on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the Casey Academic Center Forum.
The symposium will be conducted by Dr. Bates Gill, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Minxin Pei, Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Deng Hongbo, First Secretary for Political Affairs at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, will speak preceding the symposium. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Dr. Gill is a specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics whose research focuses on Northeast Asian political, security and military-technical issues. Currently he is studying the divergence in strategic outlooks that characterizes contemporary U.S.-China relations and China's nuclear weapons development programs.
Dr. Pei's research focuses on the development of democratic political systems, economic reform and legal institutions throughout the world. He is the author of the book From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union. His work frequently appears in the journals Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and China Quarterly.
The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to promote programs bringing students, faculty and the College community into association with those having exemplary experience in public service, governmental affairs, business, journalism and communications. Named in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein -- a 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest-serving elected official -- the Goldstein Program sponsors lecture series, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.