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International Institute 30th Anniversary Symposium

The International Institute is the home of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public affairs programming on critical areas of the world and international issues that cut across world regions and disciplines.

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, the International Institute has organized a symposium that highlights our centers’ expertise and engagement with scholars and specialists across professions. 

Click here to view the speakers' and panelists' bios.

3:30-5:00 pm – Keynote Speech

China's Global Ambitions: Getting Assessments Balanced

David M. Lampton, Johns Hopkins University

9:00-10:30 am – Panel 1

International Science and Technology Collaboration in an Era of Geopolitical Competition
Organized by the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Dan Wang, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School

Victoria Chonn-Ching (B.A. Political Science/Asian Studies ’07, M.A. Chinese Studies ’09), University of Southern California

Margaret Lewis, Seton Hall University

Martin Chorzempa, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Moderator: Ann Lin, LRCCS Director, U-M

10:45 am-12:15 pm – Panel 2

The Reckoning Project at WCEE
Organized by the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia

Geneviève Zubrzycki, U-M

Arina Bustillos (M.A. International and Regional Studies–Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies ’22), U-M

Kristin Foringer, U-M

Sophia Grant, U-M

12:30-2:00 pm – Keynote Speech

Russia's War Against Ukraine: Regional Context, Global Consequences

Eugene Fishel, George Mason University

2:15-3:45 pm – Panel 3

Press Freedom in Asia
Organized by the Nam Center for Korean Studies and Wallace House Center for Journalists

Wa Lone, Reuters

Chitrangada Choudhury, Independent Journalist

Orlando de Guzman, Documentary Filmmaker

Moderator: Scott Tong, NPR

4:00-5:30 pm – Panel 4

Careers in International and Regional Studies

Jan Berris (B.A. Chinese Studies ’66, M.A. Japanese Studies ’67), National Committee on United States–China Relations

Courtney Henderson (M.A. Chinese Studies ’13), Due East Advisors

Atlee Chait (B.A. International Studies ’14), U.S. Department of State

Nessma Bashi (B.A. International Studies/Middle Eastern and North African Studies ’13, J.D. Law ’18), Military Commissions Defense Organization

Moderator: Mary Elizabeth Malinkin (M.A. Russian and East European Studies ’06)

5:30 pm – Closing Reception