Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 A New Era of China-Canada-US Relations: Strategic Tensions & Economic Interests

Wednesday, April 10, 20195:30PM - 7:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place


Dr. Cheng Li is Director and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center. Dr. Li is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Committee of 100, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. He is the author/editor of numerous books, including Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform (1997), China’s Leaders: The New Generation (2001), Bridging Minds Across the Pacific: The Sino-US Educational Exchange (2005), China’s Changing Political Landscape: Prospects for Democracy (2008), China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation (2010), China’s Political Development: Chinese and American Perspectives (2014), Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership (2016), and The Power of Ideas: The Rising Influence of Thinkers and Think Tanks in China (2017).He is the principal editor of the Thornton Center Chinese Thinkers Series published by the Brookings Institution Press.

Dr. Li has advised a wide range of US government, education, research, business and not-for-profit organizations on work in China and has frequently been called upon to share his unique perspective and insights on China, appearing on BBC, CCTV, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, ABC World News, NPR, PBS and more. Li grew up in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution. In 1985, he came to the United States and later received an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University.


Dr. Cheng Li
Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy; Director and Senior Fellow of the John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Lynette Ong
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Diana Fu
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


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