Oksenberg Conference

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The Oksenberg Conference, 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 Conference recognizes distinguished individuals who have helped to advance understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia-Pacific.

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 format allows for the exchange of ideas and opinions amongst today's top experts.


May 31, 2022


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May 26, 2021


  • Kurt M. Campbell,
  • Laura Rosenberger,
  • Michael McFaul, moderator
2019 Oksenberg Conference
May 17, 2019


  • David M. Lampton,
  • Michael A. McFaul,
  • Jean C. Oi (Moderator),
  • Secretary Condoleezza Rice
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April 5, 2018


Max Baucus
May 11, 2017


  • Max Baucus,
  • Michael H. Armacost ,
  • Kathleen Stephens ,
  • Daniel R. Russel