FPA Virtual Event: The Dame Jillian Sackler Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-China Relations

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Event Details

Thursday, April 27, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association on Thursday, April 27th from 6:00 to 7:00pm for a virtual event. The event is the Dame Jillian Sackler Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-China Relations. We will be joined by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, former United States Ambassador to China; Dr. Paul G. Clifford, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Havard Kennedy School; and Professor Sarwar Kashmeri; FPA Fellow and author of The Telegram II: The Business of America and China is Business. You can register for this event on Zoom here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wgv9J80aS0KXgOZil4h6iw 

For any questions, please contact [email protected]

Event Speakers

    • 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.

    • Dr. Paul G. Clifford - Panelist
      Nonresident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

      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.

    • Sarwar Kashmeri - Panelist
      FPA Fellow and Host of Polaris-Live.com

      Sarwar Kashmeri,  is the founder and host of Polaris-Live.com, “United States and China in the World”. a commercial free ½ hour internet channel that features global experts on the most consequential geopolitical relationship of our time.Sarwar speaks frequently before business, foreign policy and military audiences. He is author of China's Grand Strategy, Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, his third book, as well as the Foreign Policy Association’s report “The Telegram: A China Agenda For President Biden“ (2021); “The Telegram II: The Business of America and China is Business“(2022).

      He is the author of the U.S. Army War College’s monograph, “NATO and the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy; Intersecting Trajectories” and is a frequent guest speaker at the United States Military Academy/West Point. He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering, both from Saint Louis University, where he was on the faculty. He was Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Norwich University, Vermont. He now teaches an annual course on U.S. Foreign Policy at the Continuing Education school at Dartmouth College, NH USA.



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