- May 4, 2011 Presented the Keynote Speech at the Annual Michel Oksenberg Memorial Conference on U.S.-China Relations, Stanford University.
- May 6 –June, 12 2011 traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul for conferences and research interviews with government officials and scholars.
- May 17, 2011 attended the conference and served on a panel discussion with international students at the conference on “Policy Alternatives for Integrating Bilateral and Multilateral regional Security Approaches in the Asia Pacific,” co-hosted by Peking University and Australian National University, Beijing, China.
- May 19-20, 2011 Presented a speech on “Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the Next Generation of Chinese Leaders,” and attended the conference entitled “China’s Foreign Policy: Who Makes it and How is it Made?” The ASAN Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul, South Korea.
- May 26, 2011 Chaired a Session and Offered commentary at a conference on Maritime Security in Asia Co-hosted by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Shanghai, China.
- May 27, 2011 Gave a speech (in Chinese) on “Why 2010 was a Tense Year in U.S.-China Relations,” at Fudan University’s School of International Studies, Shanghai, China.
- May 28-31, Chaired a session and gave a talk on “Why China’s Multilateralism Benefits the United States and Its Asian Allies,” at the Shanghai Forum 2011, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
- June 7, 2011 Spoke on East Asian Regional Security at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Beijing, China.
- June 8, 2011 Spoke and served on a panel on “New Trends in U.S.-China Relations,” at the 30th anniversary conference of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China.
- June 10-11, 2011 Offered commentary on two papers and chaired a session at the conference on the conference on “U.S.-China Relations and the World Order,” co-hosted by Peking University and Princeton University, Beijing China.
- June 20, 2011 Keynote luncheon speech at the German Marshall Fund’s conference entitled, “Global Shift: How the West Should Respond to the Rise of China.” Washington, DC.
- June 20th-21st, 2011 Meetings at the State Department and National Security Council with Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, Special Envoy on North Korea, Clifford A. Hart, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Joseph Donovan , Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Shearer, National Security Council Director for Asia Evan Medeiros.
2010-2011 Academic Year
During the 2010-2011 academic year, Director Johnston was on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at the School of International Studies, Peking University.
"Stability and Instability in Sino-US Relations: A Response to Yan Xuetong's Superficial Friendship Theory” The Chinese Journal of International Politics (2011) 4: 5-29
Presentations and lectures at the following universities and institutions:
PLA Xiangshan Forum
College of Defense Studies, PLA National Defense University
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National University of Singapore
East Asia Institute, Singapore
Communist Party International Liaison Department
Communist Party University
Seoul National University
PLA National Defense University
PLA Academy of Military Sciences
social science methods mini-course, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Appointed Honorary Board Member, Center for the Study of China, the United Nations, and International Organizations; School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing University of Foreign Studies