In addition to our ongoing public forums and academic workshops and conferences, we organize two longstanding, annual speaker series that educate broader audiences and shed light on complex challenges facing China and U.S.-China relations:
The Oksenberg Lecture series, which the China Program cosponsors with Shorenstein APARC, honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938–2001). A China expert and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Oksenberg served on the National Security Council when the United States normalized relations with China and was a passionate advocate of nuanced engagement with Asia. In tribute, the Oksenberg Lecture recognizes distinguished individuals who have helped advance understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia-Pacific, particularly China.
The Colloquia Series is a speaker series that brings together global leaders, policymakers, and leading scholars to Stanford to examine a timely topic related to China. Our recent colloquia series focused on such themes as Biden’s America, Xi’s China: What’s Now & What’s Next?, The PRC at 70, and The Future of China's Economy.
Video and audio recordings of many of these public forums are available on our YouTube and SoundCloud channels.