The Dame Jillian Sackler Symposium on U.S.-China Relations

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street
New York , NY
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Event Description

We are pleased to welcome former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy; Professor Emeritus of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. David M. Lampton; and Dr. Paul G. Clifford, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of The China Paradox- At the Front Line of Economic Transformation. The panel will be moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal and President of the U.S.-China Education Trust, Julia Chang Bloch. 

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Event Speakers

    • Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch - Moderator
      President, U.S.-China Education Trust

      Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch is the first Asian American to hold such rank in U.S. history. She has had an extensive career in international affairs and government service, beginning in 1964 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia and culminating as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal in 1989. From 1981 to 1988, Ambassador Bloch served at the U.S. Agency for International Development as Assistant Administrator of Food for Peace and Voluntary Assistance and as Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East, positions appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. She also was the Chief Minority Counsel to a Senate Select Committee; a Senate professional staff member; the Deputy Director of the Office of African Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency; a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and an Associate of the U.S.-Japan Relations Program of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard.

      After 25 years in government service, Ambassador Bloch moved to the corporate sector in 1993, becoming Group Executive Vice President at the Bank of America, where she created the Corporate Relations Department, heading the bank’s Public Relations, Government Affairs, and Public Policy operations. From 1996 to 1998, Ambassador Bloch moved into philanthropy, serving as President and CEO of the United States-Japan Foundation, a private grant making institution, with $100 million in assets. Beginning in 1998, Ambassador Bloch shifted her focus to China, first becoming Visiting Professor at the Institute for International Relations and Executive Vice Chairman of the American Studies Center at Peking University, and subsequently affiliating with Fudan University in Shanghai, as well as the University of Maryland as Ambassador-in-Residence at the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs.

      A native of China who came to the U.S. at age nine, Ambassador Bloch grew up in San Francisco and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964, and a master’s degree in Government and East Asia Regional Studies from Harvard University in 1967. She was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Northeastern University in 1986.


    • Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch
    • Dr. Paul G. Clifford - Panelist
      Nonresident Senior Fellow, Ash Center

      Dr. Paul G. Clifford has recently published a book on China’s forty years of reforms, The China Paradox – At the Front Line of Economic Transformation. He is currently writing a book about Chinese business and Africa.

      He has worked in China as a corporate banker, strategy consultant and with a global high technology firm. He has advised both Chinese state-owned and private enterprises as well as multinational firms in China across a wide range of sectors. He has also consulted elsewhere in Asia and in Africa and Latin America.

      He studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he received a Ph.D. in modern Chinese history, and at Peking University. He has taught at universities in Mexico and London and has been published on Chinese history and business.

    • Dr. Paul G. Clifford
    • Dr. David M. Lampton - Panelist
      Professor Emeritus of China Studies, Johns Hopkins

      David M. Lampton is Professor Emeritus and former Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, having also served as Dean of Faculty from 2004-2012. Formerly President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, he is the author of many books including, The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (University of California Press, 2008), with prior publications appearing in: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The American Political Science Review, The China Quarterly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other venues popular and academic in both the western world and in Chinese speaking societies.

      He received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees from Stanford University. Dr. Lampton headed the China Studies programs at the American Enterprise Institute and at The Nixon Center (now The Center for National Interest), having previously worked at the National Academy of Sciences and having started his teaching career at Ohio State University. He has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the inaugural winner of the Scalapino Prize in July 2010 awarded by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, will be published by University of California Press in January 2014. He consults with government, business, foundations, and is on the board of several non-governmental and educational organizations, including the Executive Committee of the National Committee on US-China Relations and Colorado College’s Board of Trustees. He was a fireman at Stanford University in his undergraduate days and was in the enlisted and officer ranks of the US Army Reserve.

    • Dr. David M. Lampton
    • Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy - Panelist
      Former U.S. Ambassador to China

      Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy (“Stape”) retired from the Foreign Service in January 2001 after a career spanning 45 years with the U.S. Department of State. A fluent Chinese speaker, Mr. Roy spent much of his career in East Asia, where his assignments included Bangkok (twice), Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing (twice), Singapore and Jakarta. He also specialized in Soviet affairs and served in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Before taking up Russian studies, he was one of the first two Foreign Service Officers to study Mongolian. Mr. Roy rose to become a three-time ambassador, serving as the top U.S. envoy in Singapore (1984-86), the People’s Republic of China (1991-95), and Indonesia (1996-99). In 1996 he was promoted to the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the Foreign Service. Ambassador’s Roy’s final post with the State Department was as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. In 2001 he received Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Public Service.

      In January 2001 Ambassador Roy joined Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic consulting firm. He is currently Vice Chairman of the firm and works from offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Ambassador Roy is a director of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold. He also serves as Chairman of the Council for the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution, and Chairman of the United States Asia Pacific Council. He is a Vice Chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and a Trustee of The Asia Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is on the boards of The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy of Georgetown University and the American Academy of Diplomacy. He is a Distinguished Senior Adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Roy was born in Nanjing, China of American missionary parents. In 1956, he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in history and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

    • Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy