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World Forum on China Studies

May 6-7, 2015

On May 6 and 7, The Carter Center is bringing together more than 30 respected scholars to discuss China's wide-ranging domestic and international reforms and their implications for U.S.-China relations.

The two-day event at The Carter Center is open to members of the public for a registration fee of $59, which includes lunch and parking for both days. Current students can register for just $27.

Renowned Chinese international economist Justin Yifu Lin and veteran diplomat Zhaoxing Li, who served as Beijing's ambassador to Washington and as China's foreign minister, will offer special addresses. On the U.S. side, influential U.S.-China analysts David M. Lampton of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Douglas Paal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will provide solo presentations.

Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Renwei Huang, vice president of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, will offer welcoming remarks.

The Atlanta symposium is the sixth in the "World Forum on China Studies" series and the first to be held outside of China. It is being co-hosted by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
Schedule highlights are below.

For more details or to register, visit (English) or (Chinese).

May 6
9 – 10:20 a.m. Keynote Address, featuring Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Renwei Huang, Zhaoxing Li, and David M. Lampton
10:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Panel: U.S.-China Relations
1:20 – 3 p.m. Panel: Chinese Political Reform
3:20 – 5:20 p.m. Panel: Chinese Economic Reform

May 7
8:30 – 10:10 a.m. Panel: Chinese Social Governance
10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Panel: Chinese Intercultural Communication
1:10 – 2:20 p.m. Closing Remarks, featuring Douglas Paal, Justin Yifu Lin, and Qiangmin Li

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