Oksenberg Conference/Lecture

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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.


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
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May 4, 2011