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The End of an Era: Can the Consensus on Constructive Engagement with China be Sustained? Should it?

The End of an Era: Can the Consensus on Constructive Engagement with China be Sustained? Should it?

Video and transcript from the Oksenberg Lecture on June 1, "The End of an Era: Can the Consensus on Constructive Engagement with China be Sustained? Should it?," with remarks from James Steinberg, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, followed by comments from Michael Armacost, Thomas Fingar and Kathleen Stephens, all distinguished fellows at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.


The Oksenberg Lecture, held annually, honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938–2001). A senior fellow at Shorenstein APARC and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor Oksenberg served as a key member of the National Security Council when the United States normalized relations with China, and consistently urged that the United States engage with Asia in a more considered manner. In tribute, the Oksenberg Lecture recognizes distinguished individuals who have helped to advance understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia-Pacific.

At times beginning in 2009 the decision was made to expand this series from its original lecture format to a workshop in order to bring scholars and policy makers together to discuss the ever-changing role China is playing in today's world. This new format allows for the exchange of ideas and opinions amongst today's top experts.

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