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U.S.-India Relations: Today and Tomorrow
March 30, 2023 at 12 p.m. PDT | Register
On behalf of Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, join us for a luncheon where former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India Kenneth Juster will discuss current U.S.-India relations. He will also examine tensions and security issues in the strategic Indo-Pacific region and how a strong U.S.-India relationship is a key pillar for prosperity in that region.

Japan's Military Interests and Activities in the South China Sea
April 4, 2023 at 4 p.m. PDT | Register
The South China Sea is Asia’s focal point of contention. What are the interests and concerns of Japan’s military leaders, and what has changed in Japan’s activities in the area over the past few years? What are the possible scenarios, and how is Japan preparing for each of them? And, what do these changes mean for the U.S., and the balance in the U.S.-Japan alliance? Join John Bradford, seasoned active participant, academic observer, and author on military matters in the South China Sea.

Ukraine's Unnamed War
April 5, 2023 at 5 p.m. PDT | Register
Join us as professor Jesse Driscoll provides an overview to the book with a short discussion of domestic Ukrainian politics, efforts by the Kremlin to shape those domestic politics with military threats and coercion, and how Ukrainians have adapted their institutions to the threat from its Russian neighbor.

Assignment China: U.S. Reporters in the PRC
April 6, 2023 from 4-5:30 p.m. PDT 
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In this talk, former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief Mike Chinoy will tell the story of American journalists who covered China in their own words.

Modern Asia from Development to Democracy
April 12, 2023 from 5-6 p.m. PDT
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Dan Slater and Joseph Wong will discuss why some Asian countries became more democratic as they grew, while others — like China — didn't.

A Conversation on Education Policy in India
April 18, 2023 from 4-5 p.m. PDT | Register
Education benefits not just the individual, but society as a whole. Join us for a discussion on the way forward for India’s education policy – particularly around the importance of a college degree – and how it is instrumental in fostering growth, reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity globally.

China's Path to Global Influence
April 20, 2023 from 4-5 p.m. PDT
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In this talk, Richard Carney will explore how China is acquiring global influence through infrastructure spending and technology exports.

Chou Wen-Chung Distinguished Lecture on Chinese Culture
Redefining Music: Traditional Guqin Music in Performance and Scholarship
May 2, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. PDT
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World-renowned musician and ethnomusicologist Bell Yung will discuss and perform on one of China's traditional instruments, the guqin.

Great Power Competition and the Risk of War in the Taiwan Strait
May 11, 2023 from 4-5 p.m. PDT
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James Lee from Academica Sinica in Taiwan will analyze the complex and contradictory ways of seeing Taiwan, which underlie the potential for conflict across the Taiwan Strait.

War and Peace in the Taiwan Strait
May 18, 2023 from 4-5 p.m. PDT
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This talk by Scott Kastner from the University of Maryland, College Park, offers a framework to assess the prospects for military conflict between China and Taiwan.

Crashes Before the Clash: the Lead-up to Tiananmen
June 5, 2023 from 5-6 p.m. PDT
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This talk by Jeremy Brown from Simon Fraser University offers new insights about the buildup to the Tiananmen protests, a major turning point in China's recent past.

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