Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture on Sino-American Relations | National Committee on United States-China Relations
When and Where
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
David M. Lampton will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture on Sino-American Relations to an audience in Shanghai on November 23. Now in its tenth year, this annual forum affords its guests the opportunity for a frank and forthright discussion of current and potential issues between the two countries; it is the first and only ongoing lecture series on U.S.-China relations that takes place on the Mainland.
***Registration Required*** The lecture is named in honor of the late A. Doak Barnett and the late Michel Oksenberg, both American scholars and policymakers of distinction whose writing and actions had a direct impact on the bilateral relationship dating back to the 1960s. The two were also leaders of the National Committee and devoted much time and effort to the work of the organization. Doak was one of the founding members and second chairman of the Committee and both gentlemen served on our board for many years.
The program, cosponsored by the National Committee and the Shanghai Association of American Studies, with the cooperation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Shanghai Communiqué on February 27, 1972. This seminal document, signed by President Richard Nixon and Premier Zhou Enlai, was the first joint statement to be issued by the leaders of the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Although limited in its content, the Shanghai Communiqué laid the groundwork for the establishment of official diplomatic relations toward the end of the decade.