China experts James B. Steinberg, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell assess likely outcomes of the summit meeting between presidents Obama and Xi Jinping scheduled for early June 2013.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.
Susan Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego. She also is director emeritus of the University of California, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), and chair of the IGCC International Advisory Board.
James B. Steinberg
Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas; Board of Directors, Pacific Council on International Policy; International Advisory Board for the International Programs Committee of the Governing Board of the National Research Council; Board of Directors, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Member, President's Council on International Activities, Yale University
Previous Position(s): Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Senior Advisor, Markle Foundation; Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton; Director, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Analysis, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State; Senior Analyst, RAND Corporation; Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies; National Security and Military Affairs Counsel, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)