International Conference on China and the World

Columbia University – New York, NY -  February 27 & 28, 2019


February 27th

Location: Weatherhead East Asian Institute - 9th Floor of International Affairs Building at Columbia

4:30-6:00 pm: “China’s Approach(es) to International Order(s)” by Alastair Iain Johnston, Harvard University


February 28th

Location: Kellogg Center - 15th Floor of International Affairs Building at Columbia

8:30-9:00 am: Kick-off by Thomas J. Christensen, Columbia University

9:00-10:00 am: “Assessing the prospects for conflict in the Taiwan Strait” by Scott Kastner, University of Maryland


10:15 am-11:15 pm: “Acting one way and talking another: China's coercive economic diplomacy in East Asia and beyond” by Christina Lai, Academia Sinica

11:15-12:15 pm: Lunch (Free for those who RSVP)

12:15-1:15 pm: “China and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status” by Courtney Fung, University of Hong Kong


1:30- 3:00 pm: “The New SE Asia in the Pacific and Beyond”

Panel discussion - Moderator: Andrew Nathan, Columbia University


Meredith Weiss, University at Albany, Professor

                     Cheng-Chwee Kuik, National University of Malaysia, Professor

Nguyen, Lien-Hang, Columbia University, Professor

Ja Ian Chong, National University of Singapore, Professor

3:00-3:15 pm: Coffee break

3:15-4:15 pm: “Rethinking China's rise: Chinese scholars debate strategic overstretch”  by Xiaoyu Pu, University of Nevada, Reno


4:30- 6:00 pm: “China in the International Political Economy”

Panel discussion -  Moderator: Professor Injoo Sohn, Seoul National University


Andrew Nathan, Columbia University, Professor

                    Cynthia Roberts, Hunter College, CUNY Professor

Min Ye, Boston University, Professor

Yeling Tan, University of Oregon, Professor



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