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A main goal of the center is to connect local and national communities in China and the U.S. by providing a regular forum for dialogue among concerned citizens, opinion leaders, academic, business, media and foreign policy experts. This is being accomplished through conferences, workshops, industry roundtables, public lectures and cultural events that emphasize both scholarly research and interactive engagement.

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Upcoming Events

State of Surveillance
Jan. 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. PST | Register
Mareike Ohlberg and Jessica Batke document the rise and widespread procurement of surveillance technology and services over the last 16 years across China.

China's Quest to Protect Its Interests Overseas
Feb. 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST | Register
Andrea Ghiselli of Fudan University offers insights into the dynamics to China’s foreign policy making and how we understand China's rise.

Toward a U.S.-China Trade Policy That Maximizes American Employment
Feb. 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. PST | Register
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, examines the difficult trade-offs that the Biden Administration faces to ensure balanced and effective China policy.

Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China
Feb. 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. PST | Register
Mark Cohen discusses the weaponization of IP with China under Trump, and how it poses risks and opportunities to the Biden administration.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Webinar Series

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Public Talks

The center hosts regular public talks by scholars, policy experts and practitioners, co-sponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.

Academic Conferences

The center hosts academic conferences where scholars meet to discuss their research and exchange ideas about future research collaboration.

Policy Dialogues

The center hosts policy briefings and dialogues where academics, government officials, policy experts, business and community leaders meet to discuss policy-relevant topics related to China and U.S.-China relations.

China Research Workshops

The lunch workshop series features new academic research by visiting scholars, graduate students and special guests. It is cosponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.

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