60th Annual Asilomar Conference: The Balance of Power in 2020 hosted by the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Plenary 2: Rising Star: China with moderator Doug Bereuter and featuring panelists David Lampton, Harry Harding and Bates Gill.
China is a rising star certainly in terms of economic and population growth. Will such advancement translate into political clout and military power? Will this new Asian tiger relate cooperatively or competitively with the US and other nations?
Doug Bereuter became the president of The Asia Foundation on September 1, 2004, immediately upon his resignation from U.S. Congress after twenty-six years of service.
During his congressional career, he was a leading member of the House International Relations Committee. He served as Vice Chairman for six years, and chaired the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee for six years. He was a ranking minority member of the Human Rights Subcommittee for six years. He chaired the Europe Subcommittee immediately before his departure.
Dr. Bates Gill
Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Bates Gill was appointed to hold the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies in 2002. Prior to that, he served as senior fellow in foreign policy studies and inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He has also directed East Asia programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Earlier, he held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies. A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, his research focuses primarily on Northeast Asian political, security, and socioeconomic issues, especially with regard to China and U.S.-China relations. Recently, he coauthored China: The Balance Sheet, with Fred Bergsten, Nicholas Lardy, and Derek Mitchell.
Dr. Harry Harding
Director of Research and Analysis, Eurasia Group
Harry Harding is a leading China specialist in the United States. He has advised several US Presidents on developments in the PRC; before the Tiananmen Square demonstrations he was brought to Camp David for informal discussions with the first Bush administration. He has written roughly 10 books, including the seminal "China's Second Revolution," regularly cited by Chinese officials as influencing their present 5-year plan.
Dr. Harding served on the political science faculties of Swarthmore College (1970-1971) and Stanford University (1971-1983) and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He then became Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution (1983-1994), and, later, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, a post he held for more than 10 years in total ( January 1995 - June 30, 2005).
Dr. Harding is widely credited for making the Elliott School an internationally competitive graduate program. Upon his retirement from that post, Harding accepted a University Professorship at the School. On August 1, 2005, Harding joined Eurasia Group, a global political risk consultancy, as the firm's Director of Research and Analysis.
Dr. David M. Lampton
David M. Lampton is Director of Chinese Studies at The Nixon Center and is George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Before joining SAIS and The Nixon Center, he was president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York City. The National Committee is the nation's oldest non-profit, educational organization devoted to enhancing mutual understanding among the peoples of the United States and China's mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Prior to 1988, Mr. Lampton was director of the China Policy Program at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, and associate professor of political science at Ohio State University. Mr. Lampton is the author of numerous books and articles on Chinese domestic and foreign affairs, with articles appearing in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. Most recently, he was the author of Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (University of California Press, 2001), and editor of The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Age of Reform, 1978-2000 (Stanford University Press, 2001). He has appeared on the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, This Week with David Brinkley, NBC's Today show, ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, and CNN, among others. Mr. Lampton received his Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and has lived in the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.